Cassava Value Chain Project

Nigeria is the largest cassava producer in the world, averaging an annual production of about 35 million metric tons over the last five years. About one-third of the total national output comes from the Niger Delta region where cassava production, processing, and marketing are widespread activities involving small, medium and large-scale producers and processors. Over…

Palm Oil Value Chain Project

In the 1960s, Nigeria was the world’s leading producer of palm oil. Though the country still remains one of the largest producers, it now meets domestic demand through imports. There are two primary types of palm oil – Technical Palm Oil (TPO) and Special Palm Oil (SPO). The Niger Delta’s 9 states account for roughly…

Aquaculture Value Chain Project

The fisheries sector is one of the most important sectors in Nigeria, both from an economic and social standpoint. This sector supports about 7 million people (directly and indirectly) and contributes to the livelihood, employment, and household food security of Nigeria’s coastal communities, including the Niger Delta. In the Niger Delta, the fisheries sector is…

Strengthening Advocacy for Civic Engagement (SACE)

The objective of this project is to strengthen civil society’s ability to influence the development and implementation of key democratic reforms at the national, state, and local levels and also support increased engagement and efficacy of civil society to influence public institutions whose function it is to serve citizens’ interests.   Background The Strengthening Advocacy and…

Leadership, Empowerment and Development (LEAD)

The Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) program is a partnership initiative designed to boost local government service delivery and improve services in Akuku Toru, Khana and Okrika Local Government Councils in Rivers State. This program is an initiative of PIND Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is implemented by Research…

Non-Violent Election Project

Elections in Nigeria are usually accompanied by violence and unrest consequently, every election season there is an increase in the number of deaths, kidnappings, destruction of public and private properties. PIND in partnership with Academic Associates PeaceWorks implemented a non-violent election project in three States in the Niger Delta – Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.…