A total number of the 1700 applicants have been shortlisted by the FGN-World Bank programme dubbed APPEALS in Cross River State.
What’s the meaning of APPEALS?
“APPEALS” stands for Agro-Processing, Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support.
It is a programme coordinated by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with financial aid and support from the World Bank.
InfomediaNG gathered that 1700 Nigerians in Cross River State will be benefiting from the programme.
5 components of APPEALS
- Infrastructure support
- Technical assistance
- Production and productivity enhancement
- Project management and coordination
- Value addition, post-harvest management
According to the agric ministry, APPEALS is to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium-scale farmers and improve value addition along priority value chains in the participating states.
It aims to make available infrastructure support to agri-business clusters in order to improve the physical environment.
For technical assistance, knowledge management and communication in order to build the capacity of the project staff and partner in the relevant areas of the value chain development, harness the knowledge acquired and generated under the project.
Production and productivity enhancement
Production and productivity enhancement is to increase the total supply of the targeted priority value chains with a purpose to ensure a consistent, reliable and timely stream of produce to the markets.
Project management and coordination
APPEALS’ project management and coordination is to ensure effective management and coordination of the project for proper accomplishment of project-related goals and the achievement of the PDO.
Value addition, post-harvest management
Primary processing, value addition, post-harvest management and women and youth empowerment will support the reduction of post-harvest losses, facilitate the consolidation of produce and primary processing by farmers’ cooperative societies and small and medium-scale enterprises in project intervention areas.
The APPEALS Project is enhancing the Agricultural Productivity of Small & Medium scale Farmers and improving Value Addition along eleven Value Chains in Six Participating States in Nigeria. Follow us for more updates. #APPEALSng pic.twitter.com/g9AQE3m3CO
— APPEALS Project (@APPEALSng) October 26, 2019
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