Climate Change & Resilience


Climate Change & Resilience

Strategic Objective 4: Promote a climate-resilient and low-carbon sustainable economic development.

Strategic Outcome 4: Capacity to implement climate change and resilient related interventions at community, state, and national levels enhanced.

NABG will support national agendas and efforts to implement adaptation and mitigation measures that promote low-carbon development; Strengthen capacities and synergies at local, state, national levels and institutional levels to implement climate change response; Promote scientific research, technology and innovations to address the challenges of climate change; Develop and review appropriate strategies and actions to reduce the vulnerability of the impacts of climate change in the agricultural sector while ensuring that that gender consideration is mainstreamed into all climate change interventions. In addition, NABG will support the promotion of sustainable land-use systems that enhance agricultural production that maintain ecosystem integrity.

NABG will adopt a five-pronged framework that covers major thematic objectives and serves as the basis for the development of specific action planning under each objective. The five parts of the framework can also be conceptualized as “pillars” and are not presented in a mutually exclusive manner, but intended in practice, to reinforce each other, whilst providing the scope for depth and specificity of the activities that fall within them.

In summary, the five objectives and components for the framework are as follows:

1. Increase productivity and food security: in a sustainable manner that meets the current and future

demands of the growing population, improves livelihoods, reduces poverty and is supported by a

buoyant and inclusive sector.

2. Mainstream resilient and regenerative agricultural practices: working with various stakeholders

including SSPs and NABG platforms to reduce vulnerability to drought, pests, diseases and other climate-

related risks and shocks; and improve capacity to adapt.

3. Reduce Green-House-Gas (GHG)emissions: creating a specific focus on the net reduction of GHG across the entire value chains of agriculture, as a climate mitigation step. Including the avoidance of deforestation from agriculture and targeted ways of absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere.

4. Build capacity of smallholder farmers: recognizing the critical role, scale, and potential volume of the contribution of SSPs, with a disaggregated emphasis on women and youth. This will also include designing and implementing tailor-made capacity development programmes to update their knowledge, skills, tools and practices for climate-resilient agriculture.

5. Build regional leadership in climate-smart agriculture: using the project’s dimension and action plans from the framework as a vehicle to elevate the NABG and by extension, Nigeria’s leadership in a very critical and urgent issue of development and international importance.

Focus Area

Successful SMEs that have completed the core competency training and have proven growth potential will be selected to receive supplementary support through business diagnostics and coaching to move their production capabilities to standards. The SME Diagnostic Report will review the entire operations of the SME (through consultative workshops and enterprise visits), establishing baseline information, competency gaps and critical areas that need attention to prepare detailed business plans.

Business diagnostics will be conducted for a target of at least 10 agro-SME clusters participating in the core competency training under component 1 SMEs will be clustered for key management skills training including helping them to evaluate and optimize their financing needs and harness the capital that they can access. One-on-one coaching sessions will be given by an industrial expert or through larger companies mentoring.

Component 3: Management Skills Development

Managerial gaps identified in the business diagnostic are addressed in management skills training. This activity will promote SMEs that have: the clearest strategy developed; a clear implementation work plan to achieve the developed strategy outlined in the business plan. Management training will cover the following: Leadership and People management; Delegation of time and conflict management; Customer Care; Operations Management and quality; Working capital/ cash flow management; Procurement and supplier management; Pricing and Profitability; Financial and Operational Reporting; Customer Segmentation and Value Propositions; IT Strategy; Managing Quality in the Small Business; Strategic Leadership; Succession Planning; Bidding for Contracts; Legal implications for bidding for contracts; Planning for Growth, etc.

1. A National Agricultural Productivity Action Plan (NAPAP) developed.

2. Climate risk register and hotspot map developed.

3. “Climate Resilience Practices for Sustainable Agriculture” (CRPSA) programme developed.

4. Knowledge management technology platform that can disseminate content of this programme to farmers on their mobile devices designed and deployed.

5. Enforceable standards on high GHG emitting practices reviewed and developed.

6. Capacities and synergies at local, state, national levels and institutional levels to implement climate change response built.

7. Scientific research, technology and innovations that address the challenges of climate change documented and disseminated.

8. Appropriate strategies and actions to reduce the vulnerability of the impacts of climate change in the agricultural sector developed.

9. Sustainable land-use systems that enhance agricultural production and maintain ecosystem integrity promoted.

Key activity: Increase awareness of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation measures and enhance capacity to implement climate change related initiatives at national, state and community levels.


1. Facilitate expert forum on development of National Climate Smart Framework (NCSAF)

2. Improve understanding of the climate change impacts, vulnerability, system and its drivers through research.

3. Provision and utilization of climate agro-advisories for timely crop cultivation and monitoring.

4. Increase understanding of adaptation pathways through policy dialogues and participation in climate change events

5. Support GoN to improve decision support and integrated assessment at the national and state levels.

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