Maize farming project developed by El-kanis were we mapped, conduct soil analysis and digitize 500 hectares of maize fields in Odukpani Local government areas of Cross River State. The project provided extension services and inputs to maize farmers at project sites. The overall goal was to encourage farmers to plant above what they can consume. We created market linkages to facilitate trade relationship between farmers and the external market and processors.
- The project enable 4,000 maize farmers to raise their income from N179,000 to N410,000 per hectare per season, thus, strengthening their resilience, promoting inclusive rural economic development and creating indirect employment to over 15,000 workers.
- The commodity-specific initiatives explicitly aim to bolster economic growth and ensure the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (to increase agricultural productivity)). Investments in value chains for maize, and production systems for target women producers and youth as beneficiaries.