SDG Fund with The Sahara Group and Kaduna State Government: A Recipe For Success

SDG Fund with The Sahara Group and Kaduna State Government: A Recipe For Success

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    While famine is increasingly rare in the modern world, it still strikes in areas with weak links in the local food value chain.

    The SDG Fund, which works with UN agencies, governments, business and civil society in over 21 countries, is partnering with the Sahara Group, the Government of Kaduna State and other stakeholders to:
    1) improve food security and nutrition and alleviate poverty through strengthening of the agro-food value chains
    2) improve agricultural productivity and yields create a food processing facility promote access to markets for farmers in Nigeria

    The Center will train farmers on food safety, business planning and product diversification. As a hybrid public-private facility, the project will eventually be sustained and managed by the community.

    An African energy conglomerate, member of the SDG Fund Private Sector Advisory Group and co-financer of the project will bring its business expertise to the programme to ensure the viability of the facility’s operations.

    Partnership Type: Local Implementation Partnerships

    Business Driver: Investing in agricultural training, food security and improved nutrition creates healthier communities while enabling productivity gains that can strengthen local markets.

    Learning: As part of national SDG planning processes, the UN can play a strategic role convening new public-private partnerships to address critical economic development challenges. Engaging the local business community is key to securing national ownership and investment in such efforts.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 8. Decent work and economic growth

    Partnership types of interest

    Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Provision of goods

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: Nigeria


    Existing partners

    SDG Fund, FAO, ILO, ITC, Sahara Group, Roca Brothers, Kaduna State Government

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Company; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise