Electric Vehicle Pilot Project

FCDO-LINKS, in partnership with Sterling Bank Plc and two female cooperatives in Kano (Mata Zalla and Yar Baiwa), is supporting the introduction of an Electric Vehicle (Keke NAPEP) pilot project in Kano. The project was announced at a ceremony last week, demonstrating a collaborative effort towards promoting gender empowerment, sustainable transportation and conservation within Kano […]

Systems of Rice Intensification Podcast Series

LINKS are delighted to announce the release of our Systems of Rice Intensification Podcast. The podcast showcases the work that the LINKS team has been doing in promoting and implementing Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI) within Northern Nigeria. SRI reduces methane gas emissions that are normally produced when growing rice. SRI has shown that it […]

SRI at COP27: Sharing the LINKS experience

LINKS Agribusiness Specialist, Dr. Adnan was live in Egypt at the first panel discussion of COP27 – ‘SRI for Food Security and Climate Resilience’ to share our experience supporting SRI in Nigeria.

Kenaf – The sustainable cotton substitute


The Kenaf value chain offers lucrative investment prospects for both local and foreign investors who seek profit maximization, environmental maintenance and real change in societal welfare.

Industrial hemp: the new fibre alternative?

An Industrial Hemp farmland

Industrial hemp has been suggested as a fibre alternative to alleviate the impact of cotton production on the environment, especially in Northern Nigeria which is quite vulnerable to climate change. However, despite its desirable features, persuading farmers to substitute industrial hemp on acreage traditionally allotted to crops like cotton has not been easy for reasons […]

Regenerative Agriculture

Evidence shows that states in Northern Nigeria are more vulnerable to climate change than those in the South. In the Sahel Savannah zones of northern Nigeria, land is being lost to wind erosion and desert encroachment, increasing the risk of damaging food systems that are already vulnerable. If nothing is done food security will be […]

Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI)

To address the effects of climate change on smallholder farmers in Nigeria, the LINKS programme has been piloting Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Northern states. While the SRI method has been successful in other countries, pilots in the country began recently. SRI is a framing practice that uses less water, less seeds, has […]

Disability Inclusion – Emerging Lessons and Future Direction

Programme update

LINKS has ambitious targets on job creation and raising incomes for women and people with disabilities; 6,000 full-time equivalent jobs for people living with disabilities. Disability prevalence data in Nigeria is conflicting and there is limited evidence on what works in disability-inclusive economic development programming in Nigeria (and elsewhere), in particular at scale. Much of the […]

NIRSAL TCF Review: LINKS Advocates for Inclusion

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced a N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) to support households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic