Public Financing of Agriculture Project

The public financing of agriculture (PFA) project being implemented by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) seeks to strengthen the capacity of farmer federations and women’s organisations (both local level organisations and national federations) to engage directly with government entities at the local, regional and national level. this is with a view to publicizing the levels and line items in current agricultural budgets, assessing their effectiveness, and advocating for increased allocations that are more target to the specific needs of smallholders especially women farmers. This Project is implemented in 8 states and the FCT, Ondo state being one of the state.

Through the project, Smallholder Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria was formed covering the 18 LGAs of the state with 22 cooperatives. This group have been supported to advocate for their needs with MDAs working in the agriculture sector enabling them to get inputs and service delivery like trainings from government. However, what has been gotten from the government is far from necessities needed by these farmers to sustain their farming activities.