Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme


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Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme

Community-Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme

This programme was launched in eight northern Nigerian states where poverty is widespread: Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara in the north-west, and Borno and Yobe in the north-east. It builds on IFAD's previous experience with implementing community-based projects in the northern states of Sokoto and Katsina, and its objective is to help the most vulnerable groups improve their incomes and living conditions.

The programme targets a large section of the rural population, especially women, landless people, nomadic pastoralists and small-scale farmers, and those with only marginal lands. It is designed to empower these groups to participate in development activities.

Specifically, the programme works to:

  • Promote awareness and build the capacity of public and private-sector service providers to respond to the needs of poor rural women and men 
  • Empower poor communities to manage their own development and support vulnerable groups 
  • Improve agricultural practices, resolve conflicts between farmers and pastoralists, and intensify crop and livestock production 
  • Develop or upgrade safe water supplies, environmental sanitation, irrigation, and health and education facilities

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
12 September 2001
2001 - 2013
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 113.4 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 42.9 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 3.84 million
National Government US$ 3.27 million
Local Government US$ 63.39 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Atsuko Toda

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report