APPLICATION TO BE AN INCUBATEE FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT AT INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

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LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY
ENTERPRISE – NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT

STATE PROJECT COORDINATING OFFICE CRADP PREMISES

OPP, MARGARET EKPO INT’L AIRPORT

P.M.B. 1178, CALABAR – CROSS RIVER STATE

Email: crossriverlife.nd@gmail.com

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

FGN/NDDC/IFAD- Assisted LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISE – NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT CROSS RIVER STATE PROJECT COORDINATING OFFICE (SPCO)

APPLICATION TO BE AN INCUBATEE FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT
Ref No: LIFE-ND/FGN/IFAD/NDDC/INC/CRS/04/2020

(1)     INTRODUCTION

The Federal Government of Nigeria has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards the implementation of the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise in the 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 in the Niger Delta region. By its targeting strategy, the Project is focusing on unemployed and underemployed rural youths (aged 18-35) and women headed household with children below 15 years willing to engage in the production, processing and marketing of selected commodities in their communities using the incubator model.

Accordingly the Cross River State Project Coordinating Office of LIFE-ND invites youths and women headed households with children below 15 years to submit applications to the State office of LIFE-ND to participate as incubatees in the project.

(2)     PRIORITY COMMODITIES FOR CROSS RIVER STATE

The priority commodities for Cross River State includes:

(i)      Cassava – Tuber Production. Stem multiplication, processing (value addition), input supply, marketing

(ii)     Rice – Production, seed multiplication, processing, input supply, marketing

(iii)    Poultry-Production (layers, broilers. POL), processing and marketing

(iv)    Fish Culture (Aquaculture) – Production, processing and fingerling production, artisanal fishery, feed production, marketing

(3)     ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

(i)      Being among LIFE-ND’s target group that includes men and women between the ages of 18 and 35; or women headed households with children below 15 years.

(ii)     Being a citizen/resident/indigene within the first phase selected community/LGA of Cross River State

S/N PARTICIPATING LOCAL GOVT. PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES
1 Akamkpa Iko Ekperem, Njok Obika, Uyanga, Mbarakom, Nsan
2 Akpabuyo Idebe Offiong Umo, Ikot Nakanda, Urua Ndung, Ikot Ene, Atim Assam
3 Biase Idoma, Akpet Central, Okurike, Adim (Obio Oko) Abredang
4 Ikom Adijinkpor, Okuni, Akparabong, Etikpe, Nkum-Yala
5 Obanliku Bayamang, Bukemaya, Begiagba, Bendigie, Bebi-Begbong
6 Obubra Iyamoyong, Ofonbungha 1, Apiapum, Ovonum, Ofodua
7 Obudu Ukwel Obudu, Ohong, Kakum, Bedia, Abongkeb
8 Ogoja Nkim, Ntara II, Esham (Ekajuk Ward II), Mbenkpen, Alangkel
9 Yakurr Assiga Old Town, Lewankom, Ekori Beach, Mkpani – Adumu, Agoi Ibami
10 Yala Ugaga, Woda, Uegu, Egbeja-Yache, Echumofana

(iii)    Being ready, willing and able to undertake apprenticeship in the particular enterprise,

(iv)    Being willing to agree to sell a prescribed portion of their output to the incubator as part of developing and maintaining the mentorship relationship.

(v)     Being considered unemployed or grossly underemployed and disadvantaged by minuted meeting of the local community as determined by a representative of any community-based society or group.

(vi)    Being willing to sign a prescribed code of conduct that includes environmental compliance

(4)     SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Interested youth and women should submit their applications giving the following details:

(1)     Name

(2)     Addresses (permanent home address)

(3)     Ag

(4)     Sex

(5)     State of Origin

(6)     Local Government Area

(7)     Community/Village

(8)     Contact Address

(9)     Contact Phone Number

(10)   Marital status

(11)   If married Number of children and their ages

(12)   Educational background e.g. primary school, secondary school, tertiary institution

(13)   Present occupation

(14)   Agribusiness of interest i.e. production, processing and marketing, (name a commodity from the list of priority commodity for the State)

(15)   Experience in proposed business

(16)   Evidence of Local Government/community identification letter

(17)   Details of Referee/Guardian.

(5)     DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Application must be delivered to the address below within two (2) weeks from the date of this publication (20 January, 2021). Late applications will be rejected.

Signed:

The State Project Coordinator,

IFAD-Assisted Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise – Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) Project,

CRADP Premises, Opposite Margaret Ekpo Int’l Airport, IBB Way, Calabar

Cross River State, Nigeria.

Email: crossnverlife.nd@gmail.com