ADELYD INNOVATION PLATFORM FOR CLIMATE-SMART INTEGRATED FARMING

ADELYD INNOVATION PLATFORM FOR CLIMATE-SMART INTEGRATED FARMING

Description

Adelyd Innovation Platform forms a space where each member will have access to a variety of expertise that would enhance their skills in integrated farming approach for effective adaptation and mitigation of climate change effects. The commodities of focus are Cassava, Maize and Sheep&Goats Production, processing, packaging and marketing along the commodity value chain is the entry level.

Basic Information

Entry Point

Production, Processing, Packaging and Marketing

Commodities

  • Maize
  • Cassava
  • Sheep
  • Goats

Country

Nigeria

Location(s) of Innovation Platform in Nigeria

  • Osun State

Participating States, Villages and Institutions

State: Osun State, Nigeria

Local Government Areas: Osogbo ,Olorunda and Ife Central

Participating institutions: IRDP, OAU, Ile-Ife, JDPMC, Osogbo, Hope for Tomorrow Children and Women Initiative, OSSADEP, FADAMA III Project, IAR&T, Ibadan, IITA,Ibadan, non-governmental agro dealers, All farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN)

Date of Establishment

April 30th, 2016

Status of Innovation Platform

Active

Phase of Innovation Platform Progress

Phase 1

Innovations

Climate-smart integrated farming and Sustainable Land Management System

Description of Innovations

1.Innovations in intensified farming of cassava, maize and small ruminants

2.Diversification in alternative Sustainable Land Management practices e g production of bio-gas from animal dropping, production of bio-char from animal and plant wastes

3. Profits sharing cooperative among the farmers.

Partners

Farmers

1.ALL FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA(AFAN)

2. IFEOLUWA FADAMA CASSAVA PRODUCTION CLUSTER

Private Sector

UPTRUST INVESTMENT NIGERIA LTD.

MOSODUN FARMS, OSOGBO

Policy Makers

1.FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, OSUN STATE OFFICE

2. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES, ABEERE, OSOGBO

Researchers

IITA, IBADAN, NIGERIA

IAR&T, MOOR PLANTATION, IBADAN

Extension

OSUN STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME(OSSADEP)

INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE IFE NIGERIA

Micro Financing Institutions

OMAKS MICROFINANCE BANK, OSOGBO

BANK OF AGRICULTURE

Others

AGRO DEALERS: OPEOLU FARMS, OSOGBO

TUNS FARMS, OSOGBO

Total Number of Stakeholders

11 - 20

Opportunities Addressed

1Members of the platform have access to advisory services on integrated farming

2They have better bargaining power to access inputs, credits and marketing of their produce

3. Effective networking on value addition along the value chain of the commodities is established


Achievements to Date

1.Formation of benefitting famers into farmers cooperative groups to facilitate access to credit facilities

2. Training of farmers on Sustainable Land Management Practices (SLMP)

3.Development of innovations on post-harvest handling of cassava and maize

4. Development of innovations on agri-waste recycling and production of biochar

Challenges Remaining

1.Availability of suitable land for demonstration plots

2. Inputs for production

Sustainability Issues

1.Facilitation of farmers into cooperative groups for agribusiness activities

2. Diversification of enterprise to cater for off-season periods

Innovation Platform Members