Africa Projects Development Centre

Who We Are

Africa Projects Development Centre (APDC Group) incubates and trains youth and women in various aspects of the agribusiness and exploits value chain addition as a panacea to the problem of unemployment in Nigeria. The Centre is a youth-led hub where several enterprises “proof of concepts” and validation have been undertaken to extend the agricultural value chain and improve farming with technological innovations, especially in urban agriculture. Some of the enterprises are poultry, aquaculture, heliculture (snailery), mushroom and horticulture (hydroponics/sac farming system of agricultural management). In addition, APDC has established the Fashionistas Enterprise to further empower youths and create employment, especially for women. APDC also offers specialized training on project development & management, results-based monitoring & evaluation, strategic thinking, public procurement, public financial management services, etc. for building the capacity of development professionals. APDC has eight international directors and 48 highly experienced staff, of which 44 are in Nigeria, 2 in DRC, 1 in Mali and 1 in Cameroon.

For more information, visit: APDC

What We Do in the Project

APDC is involved in the following tasks:

  • Diversified healthy food innovations including those identified in the other WPs and their readiness to scale determined.
  • Established diversified technology delivery infrastructures (living labs)
  • Develop Multistakeholder Innovation Platforms (MSIPs) and Integrated Youths in Agribusiness hubs (YABHs) for the production and commercialization of diversified healthy foods created or maintained.
  • Linkages to support extension and market services for youth and women for sustainable healthy food production, processing, and commercialization.
  • Linkage to financing and start-up kits options for sustainable healthy food production, processing and commercialization demonstrated.

Our Project Team

Dr Chiji Ojukwu
Managing Director

Amaka Chime
Coordinator (APDC)/Agricultural Economist

Maaruf Yakub
YABH Personnel/Animal breeding and genetics specialist

Adannaya Okpara
Project Finance Personnel/Finance & Business Management

Uzoamaka Ojukwu
Project M&E Expert

Monday Eteh
Agripreneur Incubation and Training Lead/Horticulture Specialist

Asisat Awoyinka
Nutrition and Dietetics Consultant/Nutrition and Therapeutic Diet

Mary Sunmola
Aquaculture Expert/Cat Fish and Tilapia

Philip Otsu
Mushroom Expert/Urban Farmer/Statistician

Wilson Baba
Poultry & Snailery Expert

Tinuadeji Kohol
Climate Change Analyst/Agricultural and Environmental Engineer

Ifeoma Umeania
Hospitality & MSIP Personnel

Philip Tiku
Project I.C.T Officer

Opeyemi Adelere
Project Partnership & Liaison Officer

Mary Ijeoma Okwor
Project Nutrition Officer