Nigeria

The Nigeria program launched in 2018, and has grown steadily year-on-year. Between our tree program and a diverse staple crop program, we are helping farmers in Nigeria reach their full potential.

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Our Work in Nigeria

We operate in three regions of Nigeria—Minna, Mokwa and Iseyin—where we've increased the number of farmers we serve from 150 in 2018 to 82,000 today.

Smallholder farmers in Nigeria face major challenges of low yields and difficulties in accessing quality farm supplies, as well as the impact of climate change and economic fluctuations. One Acre Fund offers our customers the quality supplies they need in order to thrive.

While maize and other staple crops are a big focus in Nigeria, our tree program has begun to take off there. We see great potential not only to provide farmers with diversified income opportunities in the short term, but also long term soil health and other climate resiliency benefits.

How We Serve Farmers

To reach as many farmers as possible, we serve farmers directly via our network of field officers who deliver our tailored training to help farmers maximize their yields. Our activities in Nigeria include:

  • Providing farmers with maize seed and other core farming supplies on credit, delivering these goods to within walking distance of their homes and providing tailored training to help maximize their yields and income.
  • Piloting a number of other staple crops, such as yams, soybeans and groundnuts.
  • Expanding our tree program as quickly as possible, with the ambitious goal of helping millions of farmers in Nigeria own trees by 2030.
  • Offering an increasing variety of trees, such as oranges, cashews and African mahogany.

“This tree plantation is a source of fighting desert encroachment and a way of forestation. This, to our economy, is very vital... The benefit, to me, cannot be overemphasized.” Aliyu Habilu, Nigeria 

Invest in Farmers

Farmers choose to work with One Acre Fund to improve their farms and their lives. A donation helps One Acre Fund serve more hard-working farm families in Nigeria.

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Farmers planting tree seedlings in Nigeria