Project profile — Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment

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Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment - Overview
Oxfam-Québec (XM-DAC-22501)
2016-03-21 - 2022-11-30
Country / region • Nigeria (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (15.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural inputs (31150) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (35.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural extension (31166) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural services (31191) (20.00%)
• Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (10.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


This initiative aims to improve the lives and incomes of 10,000 poor and vulnerable farming households (approximately 80,000 people) through agriculture-driven economic growth. The project is providing training and related technical support in modern farming methods to farmers in order to increase yields for selected commodity and livestock value chains. The project also aims to improve the business environment to make it more favourable for farmers, women and youth. Project activities seek to increase market access, generate employment and improve nutrition for vulnerable women and children.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased farm yields and market access for female, male and young farmers engaged on selected commodity and livestock value chains; (2) improved nutrition for vulnerable women and children; (3) improved business environment that is more favourable for farmers, women and youth.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) reached over 12,000 direct beneficiaries (of whom 72% are women) and an estimated 150,000 indirect beneficiaries through rural livelihood and farming support; (2) facilitated the membership of over 15,400 people (of whom 73% are women) in village, loan and savings groups, providing poor rural people with financial literacy training and access to credit to grow their micro-businesses; (3) established 60 influencing platforms in six local government areas to support communities in advocating for their rights and priority needs with local government and private sector actors; and (4) trained over 900 women from vulnerable farmer households on improving household nutrition, and provided over 9,000 women with home garden kits to mitigate food security risks exacerbated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $1,001,097
Transaction Date Type Value
02-11-2022 Disbursement $266,454
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Partner website — Oxfam-Québec
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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