Palm Oil Industry Supply Chain Development Program
Description of Project:
The primary objective of the Abia State Palm Oil Industry Supply Chain
Development Programme was to improve value addition by and competitiveness of MSMEs in palm oil
production by identifying constraints which when addressed will result in significant and sustainable impact
in terms of growth and the creation of more productive, better paid jobs. The consultants of e.Gen
performed the following tasks:
a) Developed and agreed with key stakeholders in the industry, NIPC and the PMU, a value chain
development plan that delivered the objectives of the program
b) Designed and delivered each specific activity identified in the value chain development plan.
c) Identified and assisted stakeholders to bring in and forge new partnerships with other donors, finance
institutions inter alia, to ensure the successful implementation of the VC development plan.
d) Selected and contracted international and local specialists and service providers as needed.
e) Managed a system of providing performance grants to BDS providers in line with guidelines established by
f) Developed and implemented a monitoring and evaluation system for the programme.
(g) In cooperation with other donor programmes, facilitation of public-private dialogue on a suitable policy
environment for palm oil in Abia and nationally.
Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources
Government of Nigeria
The World Bank