Article

A contextual assessment of the FADAMA III programme in Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2017.1352122
Author(s): Ayokunle Olumuyiwa OmobowaleDepartment of Sociology, Nigeria, Olukunle Tayo AkinolaDepartment of Sociology, Nigeria

Abstract

FADAMA is a World Bank development initiative aimed at improving productivity and income of Nigerian farmers through relative science and technological inclusion as well as community and group participation. Following the success of Fadama I and II projects, the government of Nigeria adopted the Fadama III initiative (with comprehensive coverage across all geo-political zones in the country) in 2008 with a project cost of US$425 million. This research compared official and qualitative research data. Official data were from published World Bank and Osun State Fadama documents and statistics while qualitative research data were collected through key informant interviews, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, primarily in Iwo, Nigeria. The research data confirmed official statistics indicating appreciable success of the Fadama III programme despite some challenges.

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