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October 19, 2018

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Nigeria: Support for dietary nutrition improvement in the Federal Capital Territory

On October 18, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja, the capital city, for the Project on Capacity Development for Nutrition Improvement in Federal Capital Territory, a technical cooperation project.

The project aims to develop an approach to effectively improve dietary nutrition and to strengthen a multi-sectoral structure of the FCTA to implement the approach. Nigeria is one of the participating countries of the “Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa” (IFNA) launched by JICA at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) in 2016, and the project is the first IFNA project by JICA.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Federal Republic of Nigeria
Project title The Project on Capacity Development for Nutrition Improvement in Federal Capital Territory
Planned implementation period January 2019 to July 2024
Executing agency Federal Capital Territory Administration
Target region Rural areas of the Federal Capital Territory
Specific project details (provisional) Developing an approach to effectively improve dietary nutrition and strengthening a multi-sectoral structure of the FCTA to implement the approach through pilot trials, the creation of a nutrition improvement guide and the capacity development of extension personnel.

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