LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISE –
NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT, CROSS RIVER STATE- EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO BE AN INCUBATOR FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT
LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISE – NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT
STATE PROJECT COORDINATING OFFICE
OPP. MARGARET EKPO INT’L AIRPORT
P.M.B. 1178, CALABAR – CROSS RIVER STATE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
FGN/NDDC/IFAD- ASSISTED LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISE NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT CROSS RIVER STATE COORDINATING OFFICE (SPCO)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO BE AN INCUBATOR FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT
REF NO: LIFE-ND/FGN/IFAD/NDDC/CRS/03/2020
1. The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) toward the implementation of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise – 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 incubator model as an entry point for the project.
Accordingly, the Cross River State Project Coordinating Office of LIFE-ND invites reputable owners of Agribusiness enterprises with proven competence and experience to submit expression of interest to be incubators to mentor potential incubators/apprentices in their agribusiness and become catalyst for enterprise establishment by incubators 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 agri-enterprise development on sustainable basis using the incubation model. The achievement of the project objective at the end of the project life will be measured by the following indicators;
(i) at least 25,500 direct beneficiaries of youth and women agri-enterprises directly strengthened or created;
(ii) 50 percent increase in volume of produce by direct beneficiaries;
(iii) 50 percent increase in volume of marketed produce by direct beneficiaries;
(iv) 25 percent value addition is realized through processed produce/product;
(v) 50 percent increase in profit is realized by direct beneficiaries engaged in agri-enterprise;
(vi) 80 percent of direct beneficiaries (20,400) have increased their food security, increased their assets by at least 50 percent and are practicing improved product handling and marketing
(vii) 50 percent of rural institutions promoting youth based profitable agri- enterprises are supported and strengthened;
(viii) Beneficiaries able to access at least 24,000ha of land for agribusiness and
(ix) 10,000 beneficiaries are using improved technologies.