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Direct Research Journals
Vol.4 (9), pp. 265-270, September 2016

Impact of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) on Beneficiaries: A Case Study of Adopted Villages and Secondary Schools in Edo State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA32434936

Original Research Article

E.O Abolagba*, O.O Abolagba, B.N. Agbonkpolor, S.O. Idoko, K. Ijie and P. Imarhiagbe

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 1049, Benin City, Edo State,Nigeria.

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date Received: June 4, 2016     date Accepted: July 9, 2016     date Published: August 9, 2016


The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) is a sub-regional agricultural programme of ECOWAS funded mostly by the World Bank. The development objective of the WAAPP is to strengthen the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in Nigeria to contribute to technology development, dissemination and adoption to boost agricultural productivity. This programme was implemented in some villages and secondary schools in Edo state, Nigeria. This paper examined the impact of this programme as it affected the community and the students. The programme established a number of poultry projects, cassava processing mills and demonstrative fish ponds. It was discovered that each of these projects are self-sustainable by generating income for the participating communities and schools. It was however recommended that WAAPP should sustain her level of funding to ensure continuity.

Key words: Impact, West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme, adopted