Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in the Savanna Zones of Northern Nigeria

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 31, 2018 to January 31, 2023

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production, maintain key ecosystems
  2. 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production, maintain key ecosystems
  3. 2.c Ensure proper functioning of food commodity markets

Project ID: 5578

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Ecosystem-based adaptation
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Ecosystem-based mitigation


  • Grasslands


  • Savannas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Direct support / Service Delivery
  • Policy advice


  • Food and agricultural commodities
  • Mitigation adaptation
  • Enabling


  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)
  • Climate resilience for FAC system (TP 6)
  • Ecosystem mitigation and adaptation
  • Erosion prevention
  • Mainstream
  • Community engagement

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Youth/Children
  • Smallholder farmers

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women farmers
  • Women's cooperatives and groups

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production, maintain key ecosystems
  • 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production, maintain key ecosystems
  • 2.c Ensure proper functioning of food commodity markets

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs

Hot topic

  • Poverty reduction
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Nature-based solution

About this project


The overall goal of this proposed project is to enhance long-term sustainability and resilience of food production systems of Nigeria in order to improve the food security situation of the country and protect the environment. A major focus will be to enhance resilience of communities to the adverse effects of climate change on food security.


To enhance productivity and promote sustainability and resilience of Nigeria"s agricultural production systems for improved national food security.Component 1: Enhancing the institutional and policy environment for achieving improved food security. Component 2: Scaling up sustainable agricultural practices and market opportunities for smallholder farmers in the target agro-ecological zones to increase food security under increasing climate risks.

USD $7,339,450

Grant amount

USD $57,000,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($7,339,450)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD)

Joint agencies

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development

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