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FGN/IFAD ASSISTED LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISES-

NIGER DELTA (LIFE_ND) PROJECT, EDO STATE- EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO BE AN INCUBATOR FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT

IFAD
LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISES- NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT
(FGN/NDDC/IFAD ASSISTED)
EDO STATE PROJECT COORDINATION OFFICE
EDO STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (EDO ADP), OKO-OGBA ROAD, BENIN CITY.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO BE AN INCUBATOR FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT
REF NO: LIFE-ND/FGN/IFAD/EDO SPCO/INC/001/2020

1. INTRODUCTION
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the implementation of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises – Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) Project. This project is aimed at enhancing income, job creation and food security through Agribusiness enterprise development in a sustainable manner for the Niger Delta region. LIFE-ND is using the incubation model as an entry point for the project.

Accordingly, Edo State Project Coordination Office of LIFE-ND invites reputable owners of Agribusiness enterprises with proven competence and experience to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to be incubators to mentor potential incubates/apprentices in their agribusiness and become catalyst for enterprise establishment by incubates including the main source for primary job creation.

2. THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE
The project objective is to enhance income, food security and job creation for rural youth and women through agribusiness development on a sustainable basis using the incubation model.

The primary target groups are youths aged 18- 35 years and women-headed household with children below 15 years old as incubatees/apprentices that will come out of the incubation system with their own profitable agricultural enterprises and decent jobs and eventually serve as incubators themselves.

The secondary target groups are established and potential enterprise incubators who will be identified based on their environment in market linkage activities; adoption of out-grower model; experience in incubation of given enterprises; technical, financial, managerial infrastructure capacity to provide enterprise incubation services to incubatees/apprentices.

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