WAAPP-ASSISTED COMMODITY VALUE CHAIN INNOVATION PLATFORMS

WAAPP-Nigeria has, so far, sponsored the formation of Value Chain Innovation Platforms (VCIPs) in 7 priority commodity subsectors, namely, Cassava, Maize, Mango, Rice, Sorghum, and Yam.  The WAAPP-assisted VCIPs are being provided sustained technical assistance by a Technical Support Team (TST) appointed by WAAPP earlier in 2014.  Each of the TST members is assigned to cover a number of states, where they will visit frequently and facilitate the formation of organizational and management structures, as well as organize the training of the VCIP members  on various topics related to the economic activities of the respective value chains.

As at 1st October 2014, WAAPP-assisted VCIPs are already operating in 23 states and the FCT, with more than 160,000 direct beneficiaries (see table below)

 

Commodity Value Chain

Places covered in Nigeria

No. of beneficiaries (2014 so far)

Aquaculture

(Across 18 states so far): Adamawa, Anambra, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Federal Capital Territory, Kwara, Kaduna, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers

4,300

Cassava

Abia, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Kogi, Kaduna

45,150

Maize

(12 states so far): Bauchi, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Oyo, Ondo

83,000

Mango

Pioneer Members

20

Rice

(5 states so far): Ebonyi, FCT, Kano, Jigawa, Niger

17,500

Sorghum

(7 states in so far): Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Jigawa

12,900

Yam

(6 states so far): Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Niger, Rivers

700

 

TOTAL

163,570