Rural development scheme design, Nigeria
TerraVerde designed a large-scale agricultural and agro-industrial scheme that includes both
smallholders and commercial farms. The company performed agricultural planning, designed
irrigation and water usage, defined agro-processing, conducted farmer training, defined agricultural
production enhancement and assimilated agro-technology into the scheme. To help ensure success,
TerraVerde analyzed the economic and socioeconomic aspects of the initiative.
The project is a major contributor to rural development in the area. Three hundred families—about
2,000 people, will directly upgrade their standards of living and welfare status. The agro-industrial
center, which is under construction, and central farming facilities will provide an additional 2,000
job opportunities. The project will comprise a center for standard and value-added processing,
and a training and knowledge dissemination center.
Project investment: Over $100M