About the project
(6) Link the Jisike Cassava Growers Association to Markets (Feed Millers, Livestock Farmers, hotels etc) to sell at least 25 tons of processed cassava products in 2 years
Target Beneficiaries150 Jisike Farmers
Background/SummaryThe nature to wealth initiative: resourceful development for Jisike farmers is a project targeted at cassava farmers in Jisike, Izombe, Imo state. The initiative is supported by funding from Chevron Corporation under its I3E (Initiative Triple E: ‘Engage – Execute – Empower’) program in partnership with Jisike Regional Development Foundation and Accord for Community development. This project is targeted at 150 farmers of which 100 are women farmers while 50 are male youth farmers in Obeabo and Umunwama Communities in Jisike (Izombe) in Imo State.
The project seeks to boost the production capacities of cassava farmers in Obeabor and Umunwama...
Achievement/ Impact/ChangeUmbrella cooperative society (Jisike, Izombe, Oguta cassava Farmers Multipurpose cooperative society) The cooperative has been successfully registered with the ministry of commerce which is the approved government agency responsible for the registration of cooperatives in Imo state. 150 farmers were trained on cassava production and processing best practices, farmers linked with access of marketing cassava produce.
1st January 2013 - 1st January 2014.
Success StoriesThese crops are mostly produced in subsistence quantities; income is derived from the sale of some of the farm produce to cater for household needs. In Jisike, men, women and youths take part in farming, though more women engage in farm work than men and youths.
South East Region, Imo State