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The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises Project for the Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) is a project of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) designed in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The LIFE-ND project will run for six years with a loan of ten million dollars per state — which would help an estimated four thousand small holder farmers benefit from the programme in the state.


LIFE-ND program is basically to promote agriculture businesses for the youths.


Participating States9

IFAD States:

  • Abia State
  • Bayelsa State
  • Cross River State
  • Delta State
  • Edo State &
  • Ondo State


NDDC States: 

  • Akwa Ibom State
  • Imo State &
  • Rivers State

Target Beneficiaires

LIFE-ND will primarily target;

  • 38,250 (LIFE-ND – 25,500 +
  • NDDC – 12,750) youth and women beneficiaries as Incubatees (Trainees) that will come out of the Incubation System with their own profitable enterprises;
  • 26,775(70%) smallholder farmers and
  • 11,475 (30%) processors/marketers, and eventually serve as Incubators themselves.


It will also target about 900 (LIFE-ND – 600 + NDDC – 300) established and potential enterprise Incubators as a pathway for job creation and economic empowerment of the beneficiaries.


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The beneficiaries will be youth aged 18 to 35 years and women headed households with children under the age of 15.


Overall, 19,125 male youth (50%) and 19,125 women (50%) [female youth 60% (11,475) and women headed households 40% (7,650)].


The beneficiaries will be selected at;

  • the village level,
  • while Incubators will be identified on the basis of their involvement in market linkage activities;
  • adoption of out-grower model;
  • experience in the incubation of new enterprises; and
  • technical, financial, managerial and infrastructure capacity to mentor the assigned Incubatees (Trainees) to apprentices.

State Coordinating Offices

To apply kindly Contact your state representatives below;


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