•  50 individuals, including farmers, processors, harvesters, and community association members in Rivers and Imo States were trained to use the palm oil motorized adjustable harvester which will improve their harvesting efficiency.
  • PIND linked 60 cassava farmers in Edo state to supply their harvest of cassava tubers to Thai Farms, one of the largest cassava processors in Ogun State. 
  • 80 fish farmers are currently being trained using demonstration ponds in Ekpan, near PIND’s Economic Development Center (EDC) to improve their technical fish farming skills, including improved feeding and better pond management practices. 
  • In collaboration with USAID’s MARKETS II project, those 80 farmers were trained using the Nigeria Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum (NAEC). The training focused on building the farmers’ skills on how to run an effective business which will enable them to earn higher incomes and invest their returns more effectively. 
  • PIND’s Economic Development team presented findings at the Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) Local Community Content (LCC) 2013 strategy planning session on how to build local supplier capacity in the marine services and catering sectors based on findings from value chain analyses. Opportunities were identified to increase the participation of local community contractors in CNL’s supply chain within those two sectors.
  • A winning design based on the principle of sustainability was selected and approved for PIND’s ATED Center, which will serve as a resource and demonstration hub for small-scale, replicable technologies, 
  • Short films on local peace building initiatives were produced by PIND’s media production hub to inspire action and frame discussions about opportunities for peace building in the Niger Delta. 
  • 19 representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) completed two modules of the Capacity Building for Local Empowerment (CAPABLE) training program.

Read the full report:

Q1 2013 NDPI Report