The Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme is one significant innovation in the Nigerian agricultural sector that has spurned a lot of interests among the stakeholders many of whom are desperate to make it succeed. NANTS has been involved in monitoring and tracking investment (budgets and allocation) on agriculture, trade and investment sectors of the economy through the Nigerian Agricultural Policy and Investment Observatory (NAPIO) project it designed. The NAPIO project is focused on measuring effectiveness, efficiency and clarity of implementation of policies in the agriculture and trade sectors.
Against this backdrop, NANTS has continued to monitor the Federal Government’s implementation of the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) with a view to identifying the gaps in the implementation and the lessons learnt while also espousing possible recommendations that can be applied to improve the success of the policy initiative. The overall goal is to use the GES as an instrument for assisting Small Scale Farmers (SSFs) to achieve increase in productivity towards a food security and sufficiency in Nigeria.