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The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase One (ATASP-1) is a Program of Federal Government of Nigeria funded by African Development Bank (AfDB). The Program is being implemented in four Staple Crops Processing Zones (SCPZS) and in seven States. Adani-Omor SCPZ (Anambra and Enugu States), Bida-Badeggi SCPZ (Niger State), Kano-Jigawa SCPZ (Kano-Jigawa States) and Kebbi-Sokoto SCPZ (Kebbi and Sokoto States) covering 225 communities in 33 Local Government Areas.



i. improvement of Food and Nutrition security.
i. job Creation.
iii. enhancement of incomes and shared wealth of the Program beneficiaries on a sustainable basis through Rice, Cassava Sorghum value chain.
iv. improvement of rural infrastructure.


To attract private sector investment, reduce post-harvest losses, add value to local agricultural produce, develop rural infrastructure and enhance access to financial services and markets.

Key Impact

Additional income and increased number of producers and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector through approximately 350,000 jobs along the commodity value chains and addition of 20,000 metric tons (mt) of the key commodity food domestic food supply per annum.

Programme Components

Rehabilitation of Agricultural and ancillary social infrastructure including 1300 km of irrigation water conveyance canals (Kebbi, 280 km, Sokoto 175km, Niger 220 km, Enugu 125km, Anambra 75km and Jigawa 195km) 1007 units of various hydraulic structures (Kebbi 167, Sokoto 120, Niger 229, Kano 104, Enugu 182, Anambra 100, Jigawa 105) 1330km of feeder roads(Kebbi 265km, Sokoto 55km, Niger 235km, Kano 330km, Enugu 115km, Anambra 80km and Jigawa 250km); Rehabilitation of 35 primary schools(5 per state), 14 Health Centers(2 per state) 63 portable water supply and sanitation hygiene schemes (9 boreholes accessories per state), 7 demonstration and technology centers(1 per state), 14 community markets(2 per state) Preparation ESMPs for the four processing zones.

Programme Management

Coordination and supervision of program activities, program day-to-day management based on adequate result measurement framework, baseline studies, and surveys, ESMP supervision, program procurement, disbursement, financial management, audit, and reporting.

Commodity Value Chain Development

Capacity Development for Public(Agricultural Research, extension, relevant departments of Ministries), private(MFI, agro-dealers, etc) and community-based (Producers Organizations, Cooperatives, Interprofessional bodies, etc) Institutions: Training Value Chain actors in technical and managerial skills, promoting the use of science and technology, training in post-harvest reduction methods including food processing, business and entrepreneurship training, training of communities and health workers on prevention and management of common diseases as well as good nutrition, sanitation and hygiene practices, development of market information system(MIS), Management of environmental and social impacts, implementation of policies to promote private investment in Agriculture.

Programme Management

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National Headquarters
Agricultural Transformation Agency Support Programme Phase-1
No. 15, Lord Luggard Street, Asokoro, Abuja FCT, Nigeria

Funding and Implementing Institutions



African Development Bank

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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

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ICRISAT Implements the Sorghum value chain in the Outreach programme

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IITA Coordinates the Outreach Programme of ATASP-1 as well as implements the Cassava value chain in the outreach programme

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Africarice implements the Rice value chain in the outreach programme

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Where to Find US

National Office

No. 15, Lord Luggard Street, Asokoro, Abuja FCT, Nigeria 08036551491

Outreach Office

The Outreach Programme Coordinator, ATASP-1, Internal Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Phase IV, Beside Old Water Works, Kubwa-Abuja.

Zonal Offices

The Zonal Coordinator, ATASP-1, Adani-Omor SCPZ,
Emeka Nwosu Street Abuja Estate, Opposite FMARD, Govt House, Enugu-Onitsha Express way, Awka, Anambra State.
Tel: 07081037456

The Zonal Coordinator, ATASP-1, Bida-Badeggi SCPZ,
Farm Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, KM 12, Bida-Lemu Express way, Bida, Niger State. Tel: 08132756066 Email:

The Zonal Coordinator, ATASP-1, Kebbi-Sokoto SCPZ,
1st Floor Akoko Plaza, Opp. New Central Bank Building, Emir Haruna Road. Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.
Tel: 07036496038.

KANO-JIGAWA SCPZ The Zonal Coordinator, ATASP-1, Kano-Jigawa SCPZ,
No. 9, Ahmadu Bello Way, Servicom Center, Kano, Kano State.
Tel: 08036923665, 08052683453