The role of State Fadama Coordination Office
- Day-to-day Implementation and Coordination of Project activities in Results Area 2.
- The SFCO will implement subproject activities following the laid down procedures and approaches to ensure compliance with Procurement, Financial Management, and Safeguards Requirements.
- • Report to FCSU (Federal CARES Support Unit) through State CARES Coordination Unit (SCCU) on progress made across the DLIs.
The roles of Local Fadama Desk
- Secretariat for Result Area 2 in the State
- Screening and Desk Appraisal of CARPs
- Approval of all CARPs by Head of Agric
What is FCA?
FCA stands for Farmer Community Association, it is the apex body for Farmer Groups within a given community. An FCA is estimated to have between 4-10 Farmer groups across the different economic interests. A farmer group consists of at least ten (10) members.
Procedure for the formation of FCA
- Facilitators will profile existing groups to identify and select beneficiaries based on given criteria.
- Mobilization and registration of beneficiaries in Farmer groups. Please note that a group should not be less than 10 members, where we have less than 10 members profiled beneficiaries, the group should be merged with another with the same economic interest
- The farmer groups must be registered. Facilitators will mobilize these groups and form them into an FCA. A Farmer Community Association will comprise of 4- 10 farmer groups from the different economic interests in a given community.
Responsibilities of the FCA?
- Identify community leader who has legitimacy and authority, and encourage inclusive participation through local committees;
- Elect a management committee, including a procurement sub-committee, monitoring sub-committee, Environmental and Conflict Resolution sub-committee;
- Ensure that the subproject proposals to be implemented in the CARPs reflect beneficiaries’ needs and community priorities and concerns;
- Ensure that all required procedural and substantive elements are contained in the CARPs;
- Ensure that all members receive appropriate trainings;
- Ensure that the preparation of CARP, follows a participatory and socially inclusive process and ensures timely submission to the Local Government for review and approval;
- Sign any necessary agreements with the Project;
- Operate and maintain common user facilities/sub-projects, with responsibility for collecting user fees that ensure the resources needed for the operation, maintenance and future replacement of financed investments are in place;
- and Keep records of activities and other relevant information for verification purposes.