INCUBATEE FOR THE LIFE-ND PROJECT OF EDO STATE

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

(FGN/NDDC/IFAD Assisted)

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

(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 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:

  • Name
  • Address (permanent home address)
  • Age Sex
  • State of Origin
  • Local Government Area
  • Community/Viilage
  • Contact Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Marital status
  • If married Number of children and their ages
  • Educational background e g. primary school, secondary school tertiary institution
  • Present occupation
  • Agribusiness of interest i.e. production, processing, marketing in any of the following

Commodities:

(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

Signed:

The State Project Coordinator

Phone No: 080SS357497

edospco@life-nd.org.ng