MARKETS II Mid-Term Update (2015).

Project Report | March 31, 2015

USAID’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) project used proven private sector demand-driven market interventions, focusing on constraints in the agricultural value chain. MARKETS II worked in five value chains: cocoa, cassava, rice, sorghum and aquaculture.

The Maximizing Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) was USAID/Nigeria’s flagship project under Feed the Future (FTF). It aimed to sustainably improve the performance, income, nutrition, and food security of poor Nigerian rural farmers or smallholders in an environmentally friendly manner. Key objectives included smallholder farmer access to increased income, ready markets, better inputs (improved seeds and optimal use of fertilizer), adequate finance, better water and pesticide management, appropriate technology, and extension services.