Rapid Response Implementation Support (RARIS) to the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other Agricultural Sector Lead Ministries (ASLMs) is a three years project intended to support the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other Agricultural Sector Lead Ministries (ASLMs) to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the second Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II) and their other immediate mandates related to the achievement of agricultural sector. RARIS is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) who is the Fund Manager. The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) is the implementing Partner; whereas the Coordinator and Responsible Party to RARIS Project is the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) who also provides the technical support. The project provides Business Development Support (BDS) services to the MoA and Local Government Authorities’ (LGAs) capacity to be able to respond fast and meet the day to day demand for agricultural development business planning, investment and resource mobilization.
Expected outcomes of the project are: (i) enhanced performance and analytics of the sector (ii) efficient and effective decision making and problem-solving capacity by the ministries (iii) focused and prioritized financing framework for the ASDP II (iv) improved stocking and logistics management systems and (v) strengthened relationship, partnerships, synergies and collaboration among key stakeholders.