Major Constraints to Growth:
African agriculture has, since independence made rapid strides. In taking the annual food grains production from 51 million tonnes of the early fifties to 206 tonnes at the turn of the century, it has contributed significantly in achieving self sufficiency in food and in avoiding food shortages in our continent. Capital inadequacy, lack of infrastructural support and demand side constraints such as control of movement, storage and sale of agricultural products etc have contributed to affect the economic viability of agricultural sector.
Agriculture has become a relatively unrewarding profession due to generally unfavorable price regime and low value addition causing abandoning of farming and increasing migration from rural areas. So based on this, we have deployed some monitoring and evaluation experts into our project team to ensure greater result, the achievement of desired objectives and immediate collective measures.
CIFADA was conceived by concerned individuals with a great passion and vision for maximizing the agricultural potentials of Africa to bring about agricultural revolution. This passionate team is led by Chief Chris Uche (SAN), Barr. Gozie Okoli, Alh Danjuma Emmanuel, Apostle Dr. Praise Kekung, Hamisu S. Abdullahi.
CIFADA does not intend to work independently to achieve this lofty dream but also welcome organizations, individuals, international and corporate bodies of like minds that have the same vision of revolutionalising agriculture to bring about food security, hunger eradication and poverty alleviation in Africa. Hence, our doors are open for partnership of various forms that will enhance our mission and vision.
As a non-profit making organisation, one of the greatest challenges CIFADA is facing is lack of funds to carry out our great programmes and projects. We therefore, hope to strengthen our relationship with government agencies, organizations, international and national bodies and development partners to be able to access more collaboration and project funding. Another constraint we suffer from is lack of technical assistance as no development assistance partner has offered to support our programme; others are insufficient or non availability of improved seedlings
and the problem of tracking the use
of funds disbursed to the local
farmers because of inadequate
monitoring. To this end, we have
deployed some monitoring and
evaluation experts into our project
team to ensure greater result and
the achievement of the desired