EOA-Initiative Nigeria Pillar 3 Report

Pillar 3: Value Chain & Market Development

Country Lead Organization
Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria
Pillar Implementing Partners Western Region Northern Region Eastern Region
Value Chain & Market Development Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria Organic Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria Ikot Ekpene Women Food/Cash Crop and Multipurpose Cooperative Society


Major Achievement
Lessons Learned
Major Challenges
A database of actors was produced. The sixteen page directory entails 5 farms, 5 farmers group, 3 market and sales outlets, 2 certification and quality control organizations, 6 organizations involved in training and consultancy, 11 research institutes and 7 actors / organizations for media and advocacy Continuous capacity building is fundamental to addressing issues relating to production and marketing Size of market is still small but innovative. Demand for organic produce is greater than the supply since most farmers involved are small holders
The initiative has been able to improve the advisory capacity of officials of (atleast 10) State  and Federal ministries for PGS certification. These officers double as the EOA desk officers in their respective ministries More farmers need to be reached to meet the increasing market demand. There is the need for development of organic inputs supply chain
Through the networking activities of actors involved in this pillar, the Lagos market is explored. This compliments the online booking and SMS platform servicing hotels and organizations in Ibadan The budget line per activity is small
Over 78 inspectors have been trained to undertake PGS certification Some lead farmers are not reporting to their group. Some capacity building programme are not further made available / transferred to other members
Many farmers have been supported to exhibit at various international, regional and national trade fairs Volume of organic produce available per season cannot sustain the markets established. Issues of weed control, pest management, absence to farm machinery / inputs and continuous dependent on rain fed agriculture has limited production.

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