Introducing PIND’s Q1 Report

Throughout the first quarter of 2012, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) made significant strides in getting new projects underway and developing existing partnerships. In this edition of the quarterly report, PIND features various milestones the foundation achieved during January – March 2012 including, but not limited to, the progress made…

Economic Opportunities Report

As part of PIND’s commitment to promoting a deeper understanding and awareness of the Niger Delta through research development, PIND conducted an economic opportunities analysis to highlight major sectors of potential pro-poor economic growth and three value chain studies to diagnose the underlying constraints to achieving that growth. The findings from these analyses serve as…

Aquaculture Value Chain Analysis

The first value chain study focused on Aquaculture in the Niger Delta – one of the most important growth sectors in the region. The study highlighted the very large growing and unmet demand for fish in the country and the clear opportunities for aquaculture to respond to that demand. Constraints affecting the aquaculture value chain…

Cassava Value Chain Analysis

PIND’s second value chain analysis focused on Nigeria’s cassava sector. Nigeria is the largest cassava producer in the world, averaging an annual production of about 35 million mt over the last 5 years, yet it is a major importer of processed cassava products, especially starch. About one-third of the total national output comes from the…

Palm Oil Value Chain Analysis

PIND’s third value chain analysis examined the Palm Oil sector. Nigeria was the world’s leading producer and exporter in the 1960s, however, since then the country has fallen to being a net importer to meet growing domestic demand, especially for higher quality oils and fractions. The value chain study concluded that growing the size of…