LIVELIHOOD IMPROVEMENT FAMILY ENTERPRISES – NIGER DELTA (LIFE-ND) PROJECT
EDO STATE PROJECT COORDINATION OFFICE (SPCO)
EDO STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (EDO ADP), OKO-OGBA ROAD, BENIN CITY.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
APPLICATION TO BE AN INCUBATEE FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT
Ref No: LIFE-ND/FGN/IFAD/EDO SPCO/INC/001/2020
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 for the Niger Delta region. By its targeting strategy, the Project is focusing on unemployed and underemployed rural youths (aged 18-35 years) and women headed household with children below 15 years willing to be engaged in the production, processing and marketing of selected commodities using the Incubation model.
Accordingly, the Edo State Project Coordinating Office of LIFE-ND invites youths (aged 18-35 years) and women headed households with children below 15 years to submit applications to the State Office of LIFE-ND to participate as Incubatees for the project.
(2) THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE
The project objective is to enhance income, food security and job creation for rural youth and women through agribusiness development on a sustainable basis using the Incubation model.
(3) PRIORITY COMMODITIES FOR EDO STATE
The priority commodities and value chain for Edo Stale are:
(i) Rice – Paddy Rice Production, Rice Processing, Rice Seed Multiplication and Small Equipment Hiring
(ii) Cassava – Tuber Production, Cassava Stem Production, Tuber Processing, fabrication of farm machines and Input supply.
(iii) Fishery – Table Fish Production, Fingerlings Production and Fish Processing
(iv) Poultry – Broiler Production and Egg Production.
(4) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
(a) Being among LIFE-ND’s target group that includes men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 years; or women headed households with children below 15 years;
(b) Being a citizen/resident/indigene within the selected communities/LGAs of Edo State;
(c) Being ready, willing and able to undertake mentorship in the particular enterprise.
(d) Being willing to agree to sell a prescribed portion of their output to the incubator as part of developing and maintaining the mentorship relationship;
(e) Being considered unemployed or grossly underemployed and disadvantaged;
(f) Being willing to sign a prescribed code of conduct that includes environmental compliance.
LIST OF PARTCIPATING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS AND COMMUNITIES FOR EDO STATE
|S/N||List of participating LGAs||List of participating Communities|
|1||Orhionmwon||Iru, Omolua, Ugo, Umogun-Zuagbor, Evbarue, Urhehue, Oleten, Obiogba, Evbukabua, Ugbaigun|
|2||Ikpoba Okha||Uteh, Utesi, Obazagbon, Oka, Oghobaye, Agbonmoba Ohovbe, Avbiama, Ukhiri, Uhie|
|3||Uhunmwonde||Ehor, Ikhueniro, Urhokhuosa, Iguogbe, Irhue, Egba, Ohe, Emuhun/Igbogiri, Ilobi, Evhohuan.|
|4||Akoko Edo||Igarra, Ewan. Ojirami, Ikakumo, Imoga, Ikiran-Ile, Okpe, Ekpedo, Somorika, Ososo|
|5||Ovia North-East||Utoka, Iguobo, Obarenren, Ozogwor, Ogbesse, Emah, Uholor, Ugbineh, Uhen, Isiukhukhu|
|6||Etsako Central||Ogbonna, Fugar, Iraokhor, Ivhiokhile, Udabba, Osomegbe, Anegbette, Igbila, Oghomere, Iviukasa|
|7||Owan West||Sabngida-Ora, Uzebba, Sobe, Eme- Ora, Avbiosi, Ukhuse, Okpuje, Eruere, Uhunmora, Ozalla|
|8||Esan North East||Unuwazi, Uzea, Ebhoiyi, Arue, Efandion, Uwalor, Utako, Amedokhian, Obeidu, Ubierumu|
|9||Esan West||Ujiogba, Ikhideu-Egoro, Urobi, Ileh, Uhiele, Ukhun, Emuhi, Ogwa, Emaudo, Iruekpen.|
|10||Esan South East||Ubiaja, Oria, Illushi, Ohordua, Okhuesan, Oghu – Ewohimi, Udakpa, Ewatto, Emu, Ugboha|
(5) SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Interested youth and women should submit their application giving the following details:
(i) Cassava, (ii) Rice (iii) Poultry (iv) Fishery
Experience in proposed business
Evidence of local government/community identification letter
Details of Referee/Guardian
(6) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Applications must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 am local time 14 days from the date of publication (18 January, 2021)
FGN/IFAD Assisted Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises-Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) Project Edo State Agricultural Development Programme (Edo ADP) Oko-Ogba Road, Benin City.
Late applications will be rejected
The State Project Coordinator
Phone No: 080SS357497