Programme profile

PIND Foundation: Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta

Programme Index Listing

Main implementer
PIND Foundation
Other implementers
Chevron Corporation, NDPI
2010-2015 / 2015-2020
Total budget
USD $50 m (phase1)/ USD $40 m (phase2)
Annual budget
USD $6 million

Project description / objective

PIND is a Nigerian non-profit organisation with headquarters in Abuja and offices in Warri, Delta State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Established in 2010 with initial funding of USD $50 million from Chevron Corporation. This funding covered 2010 - 2014 implementing a regional strategy for addressing deep-rooted socio-economic problems (rather than symptoms) in the Niger Delta. It grew networks of international and local partners to collaborate in developing and implementing new solutions and reducing dependence on oil in the region.

Market system focus

1. Aquaculture

Nigeria's fisheries market is estimated at 3.2 million metric tonnes. Half of that is met by import.

Local fish farmers are constrained by low feed conversion ratio, high mortality rate and poor pond management. 

2. Oil palm

Nigeria imports over 400,000 metric tonnes of Special Palm Oil and about 450,000 of technical palm oil.

Demand far exceeds supply. With current high prices of import due to the country’s currency devaluation, there is high pressure on local producers and processors.

3. Cassava

Nigeria’s average yield for cassava production is less than 10 tonnes per hectare. This is less than the international average of 25 tonness/hectare.

Poor stem varieties, lack of access and wrong application of fertilisers and crop protective products impedes the performance of producers. 

Programme interventions

1. Aquaculture

Access to Input; Increased Productivity Demonstration Pond and Improved Fish Processing Technology.

Intervention 1
Improving the technical and managerial capacity of hatchery operators to supply quality fingerlings to farmers. Working with feed companies to increase access and use of quality fish feed.

Intervention 2
Upgrading the skills of local fabricators to manufacture and promote different capacities of fish smoking technologies. 

2. Oil palm

Improving the productivity of oil palm fields; access to processing technologies.

Intervention 1
Promotion of best management practices among new and existing oil palm farmers. 

Intervention 2
Demonstration and promotion of improved palm oil processing technologies.

3. Cassava

Intervention 1
Linking cassava farmers with offtakers and processors.

Intervention 2
The use of demonstration plots to increase knowledge and practices of farmers to adopt good agronomic practices.

Notable results (systemic change, poverty impact)

1. Aquaculture

Aquaculture Service Providers are selling knowledge of good farming practices by demonstrating good agronomic practices in aquaculture.

4,417 poor pond farmers are recording not less than 35 per cent increase in income.

2,355 full time equivalent jobs created in the aquaculture sector. 

2. Oil palm

Over 6,526 oil palm farmers and processors are experiencing at least 35 per cent increase in income in the palm oil sector.

1,535 new jobs were created in the sector.

3. Cassava

About 2,878 farmers are experiencing 35 per cent increase in income in the cassava sector.

298 new full-time equivalent jobs were created.

[uploaded February 2018]