Nigeria Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program – Phase 1 (ATASP-1 Outreach Program)


To empower the youth in Nigeria through the full realization of the potential of cassava, rice, and sorghum value chains for employment/income generation and food security, especially among some of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.

Specific objectives

  • To identify and promote science-based solutions for cassava, rice, and sorghum value chains through technology verification, production, and diffusion of quality seed and planting material underpinned by sound seed systems.
  • To enhance skills acquisition and hence job creation through the development of agribusiness, processing, and marketing, and the promotion of youth entrepreneurship.
  • To ensure effective program management, monitoring, and evaluation using appropriate and quantitative results measurement frameworks to assess progress.


Gbassay Tarawali

Project duration

Start: 28 February 2015
End: 27 February 2019

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