The Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) is a comprehensive six-year action program developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) and other Federal Ministries, State and Local Governments, and other key stakeholders (donors, private operators and No-Government Organizations (NGOs).
CASP is designed based on the Lessons learnt from the former community Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme (CBARDP) and is consistent with the government’s Green Alternative Programme to promote agricultural productivity enhancements. It is also designed to integrate climate change resilience adaptation measures.
The Programme would be implemented in the Savannah Belt of Nigeria, i.e the seven Northern State of Borno, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara. It will involves widening, deepening and building ion activities in the local government areas (LGAs) that participated in the Community Based Agricultural and Rural Development Programme (CBARDP).
Goal and Purpose:: The goal of Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) is reduced rural poverty, increased food security and accelerated economic growth on a sustainable basis.
The programme development objective is increased incomes, enhanced food security and reduced vulnerability for smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth in the participating States.