Good Agricultural Practices TOT for Rural Promoters
Despite high potential for increased income and jobs in the agriculture sector, lack of capacity has prevented smallholder farmers from increasing their productivity. On June 17, 2020, LINKS under its Driving Agricultural Inputs Markets and Services through Financial Inclusion intervention kicked-off a ‘training of trainers’ (TOT) course on good agricultural practices in maize, rice, soybean, and business management skills for farmers targeting 600 rural promoters (RPs) across Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa.
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Transport Sector Survey
LINKS commissioned Dalberg, a reputed international consultancy firm and LINKS partner, to study the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on the transport sector covering 11 routes from trading centres in the North, bringing goods to the South and involving 150 logistics services providers between May and June 2020.
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NIRSAL TCF Review: LINKS Advocates for Inclusion
LINKS conducted a review of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) loan being disbursed by the NIRSAL Micro Finance Bank (NMFB) through an online application process. The loan will support households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Who We Are

LINKS – Catalysing Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a £67.5 million programme funded by UKAID through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
We are working to catalyse development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, with these collectively acting as a powerful engine of northern economic growth.
Our work benefits people and businesses in the states, while also creating real market opportunities for the wider North. This will help create a more equitable distribution of wealth and investment across the whole country.

Programme Structure

At LINKS, we provide facilitation expertise to bring together capital, ideas and governance, helping deliver services, products and public goods that make meaningful improvements to people in Northern Nigeria. We provide our expertise to public and private sector players via our four programme components;

Targets | 2026

LINKS aims to raise the incomes of 3 million people and create 100,000 jobs in northern Nigeria, while increasing potentially taxable revenue by 15%
LINKS is funded by the UK Government and
implemented by Tetra Tech International Development

COVID- 19 Response

Project implementation in these unprecedented times is challenging for all of us in Nigeria, but it presents new opportunities as well. As part of LINKS response to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, we have taken a number of initiatives