Project profile — Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment

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Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment - Overview
Oxfam-Québec (XM-DAC-22501)
2016-03-21 - 2022-12-31
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)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (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 the end of the Project (February 2023) include: (1) reached about 16,598 direct beneficiaries (62% women) and an estimated 200,000 indirect beneficiaries through rural livelihood and farming support; (2) encouraged 20,147 people (70% women) to join village loans and savings groups. These groups provide individuals who are poor or live in rural areas with financial literacy training and access to credit to grow their micro-businesses; (3) established over 818 farmer cooperatives and facilitated their engagement with private sectors and the village savings and loans scheme; (4) 86 % of the project’s target households reported income gains; and (5) established 60 influencing platforms in six local government areas to support communities advocating for their rights and priority needs with local government and private sector actors.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
02-11-2022 Disbursement $266,454
31-03-2023 Disbursement $609,211
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Partner website — Oxfam-Québec
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
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