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ATASP-1 BIDA-BADDEGI ZONE COMMENDED AT THE ZONAL CONSULTATIVE STAKEHOLDERS MEETING.

Published: 3rd August, 2022

ATASP-1 Bida-Baddegi Zonal office has been applauded for providing Social and economic Infrastructure in Niger State.
The Commissioner and Deputy Chairman, Niger State Planning Commission, Mallam Zakari Abubakar gave the commendation while speaking at the one day stakeholders meeting on 2023 budget preparation held in Agaie.
The Commissioner said the presence of ATASP-1 in the state has done it's parts in construction and rehabilitation of roads, building schools and training of farmers on modern and merchanized farming. The Zonal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Mallam Mamum who represented the Zone described the meeting as timely and therefore expressed hope that that will be sustained.
He highlighted some of the intervention carried out by ATASP-1 in the Zone to include constructions of 3km Agaie- Boroko, 5km Bakeko-Lafigi roads, tube-wells, and a block of class rooms among others.
He then appealed to the State Government to remit its counterpart funds as at when due so as to enable ATASP-1 to do more.
Agaie, Lapai and Katcha Local Government Areas participants were converged at the meeting which was organized by the Niger State Government.

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BIDA-BADDEGI ZONE BID OPENING EXERCISE

Published: 27 July 2022

BIDA-BADDEGI ZONE BID OPENING EXERCISE.
Bid opening exercise for purchase of School Furnitures, Hospital Equipment and Procurement of Agricultural Equipment for Bida-Baddegi Zone was held yesterday, 25/07/2022.
In his opening remark, the NPC, represented by Mr. Akintunde Akinwale from ATASP-1 National office assured the Bidders of free, fair, open and transparent process.
The Zonal Program Coordinator, Engr. Ibrahim Haruna Manta said ATASP-1 delivered to the altar and urged the bidders to remain calm as all due processes involving contracts would be followed. Meanwhile, three bid envelopes were rejected for late submission.

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ATASP1, Kano-Jigawa Zone, on 25th July, joined the other 3 zones in the opening Bid for the supply of Agricultural Productivity Equipment

Published: 27 July 2022

ATASP1, Kano-Jigawa Zone, on 25th July, joined the other 3 zones in the opening Bid for the supply of Agricultural Productivity Equipment,
Hospital Equipment and Schools Furniture. The National Coordinator, (NPC) Muhammad Arabi,
was represented by National Procurement Officer, Mal. Abubakar Mahmud in company of Mr. Festus Izuakor, National Outreach Specialist, the Environmental Specialist, Mr. Michael Balasom and Mr. Mohd Danlami, National Internal Auditor,
While ZPC, Alh Auwalu Ado Shehu, served as Chief Host of the occasion.
The occasion was attended by the officials from Kano and Jigawa State Governments and some of the Contractors who bought the Bids.

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ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zone Concludes Bid Opening Exercise By Olisemeka Obeche

Published: 27 July 2022

ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zone Concludes Bid Opening Exercise By Olisemeka Obeche
The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program-Phase One (ATASP-1),
Adani-Omor Staple Crops Processing Zone Implementation Unit on July 26, conducted a successful bid opening exercise for the purchase of School Furniture, Hospital Equipment, and Procurement of Agricultural Equipment. The event, held at the Zonal Headquarters, Awka, was witnessed by the Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture,
Dr. Forster Ihejiofor while his Enugu state counterpart, Hon. Matthew Idu was represented by Mr Eddy Ugwu of the State Agriculture Ministry. The State Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Anambra State,
Mr Arthur Mbuba was represented by Mr. S.C. Ekwolo while Mr. Peter Nwaogo represented the State Coordinator, FMARD, Enugu State at the event. In his opening remarks, the Zonal Program Coordinator, ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zonal Crops Processing Implementation Unit,
Mr Romanus Egba thanked participants in the bidding exercise for their confidence in the program’s advertised bid openings and their readiness to compete in the exercise. He assured them of a transparent and credible bidding exercise. He assured the bidders that the bidding process would be void of any foul plays during the entire process, as the documents would be scrutinized by different communities,
including in the ATASP-1 National office and the AfDB, in a way. The ATASP-1 National Program Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Arabi, represented by the National Irrigation Specialist,
Engr. Egwa Adah Egwa, noted in his remarks that the NPC team was on the ground to ensure strict compliance with the bidding regulation. He, therefore urged the participants to keep a close watch on the proceedings and make observations when necessary. “Be rest assured that there will be zero tolerance for any kind of manipulation in this exercise. I wish you all good luck”, Egwa said.

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Bid opening exercise for the procurement of productivity enhancement equipment

Published: 27 July 2022

Bid opening exercise for the procurement of productivity enhancement equipment.
Bid opening exercise for the procurement of productivity enhancement equipment, hospital equipment and
school furniture for Kebbi-Sokoto SCPZ. The exercise took place at the premises of ATASP-1 Kebbi-Sokoto Zone, under the leadership of the
Zonal Program Coordinator, Dr. Aliyu Adajji, with representation of the National Program Coordinator, Arabi Muhammad as well as other
government officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, IFAD, Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture,
their counterparts from Sokoto State and other stakeholders.

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ATASP-1 NATIONAL ENGINEERING TEAM VISIT BIDA-BADDEGI ZONE TO ASCERTAIN LEVEL OF WORKS

Published: 29 June 2022

ATASP-1 NATIONAL ENGINEERING TEAM VISIT BIDA-BADDEGI ZONE TO ASCERTAIN LEVEL OF WORKS.
The National Engineers and Environmental Officer are presently in Bida-Baddegi Zone of ATASP-1 in Order to Ascertain the Level of Works done in Bataa- Ndaaba 18km Road and 20km Edozhigi Irrigation System and Field Roads, and to Ensure that the Projects are going Smoothly, and if not, to Profer Solutions to them.
The Team was Led by the Zonal Project Coordinator, Engr. Ibrahim Haruna Manta and other Staff.
By Bello Adamu ZCO Bida-Baddegi Zone. #atasp1 #agriculture #agric #AFDB #FMARD #foodsufficiencyinafrica #economic #infrastructure Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria African Development Bank Group Federal Ministry of Finance

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A Completed Block of 2 Classroom in Yelwa and Zurgu Communities

Published: 27 June 2022

A Completed Block of 2 Classroom in Yelwa and Zurgu Communities Rano Local Government Area Kano-Jigawa State. By Idris Rano, Rano Local Government Area Facilitator.
#atasp1 #agriculture #agric #AFDB #FMARD #foodsufficiencyinafrica #economic #infrastructure Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria African Development Bank Group Federal Ministry of Finance

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FG Restates Commitment for Food Security as Governor Soludo Flags-off 2022 Farming Season in Anambra

Published: 23 June 2022

FG Restates Commitment for Food Security as Governor Soludo Flags-off 2022 Farming Season in Anambra By Olisemeka Obeche.
The minister of Agriculture And Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has reiterated the federal governments commitment towards addressing shortfalls in food production. The minister represented by the Anambra State Director, Federal Ministry of agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Comrade Arthur Mbuba, made the declaration on June 15 during the flag-off of Anambra State 2022 farming season at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
Abubakar disclosed that the Muhammadu Buhari led administration was striving hard to stimulate effective wet and dry season farming across the country to improve the nations Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while creating more jobs. According to him, the federal government had introduced the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Plan (NATIP) as part of the moves to consolidate on the achievements of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). “The new policy will revolutionize agriculture through intensive mechanization, use of improved seeds, provision of infrastructure, extension service delivery etc.
The minister further disclosed that Anambra state remains one of the benefiting states in the federal governments intervention programmes. “The state is actively participating in many agricultural oriented donor agency sponsored projects like the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program (ATASP-1) Adani-Omor Staple Crops Processing Zone, Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support (L-PRESS), Value Chain Development Programme (VCD) etc.
He further expressed joy with the success stories surrounding agricultural achievements of Anambra state in the comity of other states of the federation and expressed optimism that with federal governments intervention programmes and the Soludo administrations new revolutionary agri policies, the state would make giant strides towards attaining food sufficiency and poverty eradication. He said “Anambra rice has gained local and international prominence in Nigeria's bid to attain self-sufficiency in food production and poverty eradication. We are convinced that more success would be achieved this time around going by the antecedents of the new governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Governor Soludo later on June 15 launched an ambitious coconut and palm trees economy project in Anambra state, with a symbolic distribution and planting of coconut and palm trees during the flag-off of Anambra State 2022 farming season. He stressed that the Anambra state government under him would like to support and partner with the federal government in the drive for diversification of resources of foreign exchange through agriculture.
“Agriculture comes readily with little effort. Its the low hanging fruits. And palm and coconut will be the game changer if Nigeria embraces it. Nigeria will have to embrace it beginning from Anambra state. That is why we are launching it today. It will be a game changer in terms of diversification of foreign exchange. That is why we have decided to launch it today.
According to the governor, the palm and coconut tree revolution which will see the state planting about 1 million of hybrid coconut and palm trees respectively for the next five years was designed to make the state a major exporter of the coconut produce and palm produce as well as make agriculture the bedrock of industrialization of Anambra state. “We are going into technology, industrialization, leisure, entertainment but the traditional economy is not yet out. We have to maximize our potentials from the traditional economy, and that is agriculture”, he adds.
The Anambra Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Forster Ihejiofor in his address described the flag-off of the 2022 farming season as a symbolic day for agriculture in the state as it marked the official commencement of the Soludo administrations agro-economic transformation agenda in the state. According to him, under the theme of the farming season flag-off, Empowering Women and Youth through regenerative Agriculture for Sustainable Development, the governor was making a policy statement that would mainstream the regenerative agricultural system in the state. “To ensure food security, this administration is urging civil servants, businessmen, the laity, drivers, lecturers, students, executives, city dwellers and indeed everyone in this state to pick up one form or another of agriculture. We are going to be leading from the front in promoting urban agricultural activities. We are going to engage our teeming youths and help them to start their profitable agric enterprises.
He listed the areas the state ministry of agriculture would focus on to include, infrastructural development in the fish, rice, cassava, yam value chains; introduction of appropriate and affordable technologies including mechanized climbers, harvesters, planters, drip irrigation system, energy-free water pumps etc.
#atasp1isworking #atasp1 #FoodSufficiency #food #FMARD #AfDB #agriculture #Agric #economic #infrastructure Federal Ministry of Finance Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria African Development Bank Group

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ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zone Staff Members Commence Three Days Training

Published: 9 June 2022

ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zone Staff Members Commence Three Days Training on Projects Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation* By Olisemeka Obeche
A three day training on Projects Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation kicked off on Wednesday, June 8 at the Headquarters of ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zonal Program Implementation Unit, Awka Anambra State. The training had in attendance all Management Staff, the Environmental Officer, Technical Assistants and Facilitators in the Zone.
The External Facilitator and Program Consultant, Dr. Salisu Gusau Ahmed, in his introductory speech noted that the training was designed to enable staff in the Zone develop a better understanding of the concept of project supervision, differentiate between project supervision and Monitoring & Evaluation, Identify areas of their departure as well as apply Project Management principles in the process of Project Supervision.
Dr. Ahmed informed the trainers that a project was an effort that involves a series of activities and resources aimed to achieve a certain output, considering constraints like time, quality and cost and which often produces desired change. According to him, every project must have an expected outcome, projected timeline, quality standards and parameters to achieve outcome, a defined budget and scope of work as well as commencement and completion date. He added that a project must also have structure, sponsor, goals and outcome with members of the management team having defined roles and responsibilities, among other things. He also tutored the participants on project supervision, functions of a supervisor among other things. According to him a supervisor must possess certain leadership qualities to be able to inspire and influence his or her subordinates to discharge their duties effectively. Some of the qualities he identified included Integrity, ability to nurture people, faith in people working with, a listening ears, understanding, empathy, non-compromising, good communication skills and endurance.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Zonal Coordinator, ATASP-1 Adani-Omor Zone, Mr. Romanus Egba charged staff to take the training serious as it would provide useful hands-on

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AfDB Environmental and Safeguard Specialist Dr.Tayo Taiwo inspect some active project sites

Published: 1 June 2022

AfDB Environmental and Safeguard Specialist Dr.Tayo Taiwo leading a team to inspect some active project sites to ensure compliance with the safety guidelines for workers at the various sites. Some of the projects inspected include Dugu Tsoho Irrigation Scheme river diversion site in Shanga Local Government area as well as 11.20 km Ka'oje Buya road in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State. #atasp1isworking #atasp1 #agric #agriculture #AFDB #FMARD #food #FoodSufficiency #infrastructure #economic African Development Bank Group Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance

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2021 External audit exercise conducted at ATASP-1 Kebbi-Sokoto Zone led by Mr. Onamade Sunday

Published: 21 May 2022

2021 External audit exercise conducted at ATASP-1 Kebbi-Sokoto Zone led by Mr. Onamade Sunday in company of the Zonal Project Account Surajo Muhammad and Zonal Project Civil Engineer Ibrahim Abubakar Tangaza. The team went round some of the project sites in the zone. Some of the projects inspected include 8.41 km Giron masa-Nassarawa road, 2.56 Giron masa-Sawashi road, as well as the Dugu tsoho Irrigation Scheme in Shanga Local Government. The 11.20 km Ka"oje : Buya road in Bagudo Local Government, 1.0 km Argungu = Dankwalli road and 15.50 km Fakon Sarki = Bayawa road in Argungu local government as well as the 450 hectares Kware Irrigation Scheme in Sokoto state. #atasp1isworking #atasp1 #agriculture #infrastructure #economic #foodsufficiency #food #agric Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance Federal Ministry Of Finance Nigeria African Development Bank Group

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inspected 5 Road projects in Bunkure and Rano Local Govt Areas

Published: 29 April 2022

As part of his inspection visit to projects being undertaken and executed by ATASP1 Kano-Jigawa Zone, AfDB's External Auditor Mr. Lekan Mustapha, On Thursday, 28/4/22, inspected 5 Road projects in Bunkure and Rano Local Govt Areas, in Kano State. The Auditor also inspected the Ongoing 84ha Bunkure Irrigation Rehabilitation Scheme and 287ha Jarman Baka Irrigation Scheme in Bunkure LGA, Kano State. #atasp1isworking #atasp1 #agriculture #infrastructure #economic #foodsufficiency #food #agric Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning African Development Bank Group

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ATASP-1 to strengthen irrigation farming, create 40,000 jobs in 2020

Published: 15 May 2020

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Phase one(ATASP-1), a joint programme of the Federal Government and the African Development Bank says it will fast-track the complete implementation of irrigation facilities, feeder roads and training of 40,000 youths by 2020 on rice, cassava and sorghum value chains.
The new National Project Coordinator (NPC) of the project, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Arabi, disclosed this during a conversation with Daily Trust in Abuja. The programme, which started in 2015 with funding of $175.85 including grants, was designed to strengthen production and value chain development in three major crops: rice, sorghum and cassava that is across the implementing states.
The 7-year project is ongoing in 200 rural communities, 33 local government areas in seven states of the federation thats Anambra, Enugu, Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi and Sokoto. Alhaji Arabi said the project has contributed to the food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation objectives of the nations agricultural policy.
He said about 299,615 jobs have been created compared to the initial target of 120,000 while 209,464 metric tonnes of food valued at N36.2 billion has been injected into the economy as against a target of 100,000 metric tonnes. The NPC also noted that as a result of the programme intervention, area of the land cultivation in the three major crops scaled up from 68,000 hectares to 73,506.71 hectares. Despite these successes, however, the major challenges of the programme, according to the coordinator, have to do with lack of payment of counterpart funds from some of the participating states.
He however expressed hope that the remaining years for the implementation would record significant success as attention will be focused on boosting irrigation activities across the states, particularly along the rice value chain. The programme is located in four Staple Crop Processing Zones of Adani-Omor, Bida-Badeggi, Kano-Jigawa and Kebbi-Sokoto.

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World Food Day 2021

Published: 26 November 2021

Photospeaks: Collection of activities from the recently concluded Agric Show /World Food Day celebration which kicked off on the 11th of October 2021 and ended on 15th October, 2021, at Abuja-Keffi Road. The Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar, and other dignitaries were present at the occasion. #ATASP1IsWorking

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