Mid-Term Assessment of the activties of Fadama III development project in Cross River State
This paper assessed the activities of Fadama III project in Cross River State. It viewed the aim, objectives, achievements, perceptions of beneficiaries and challenges of the project in the state. It was discovered that Fadama III is aimed at increasing the income of rural land and water resource users, reduce rural poverty, increase employment opportunities and facilitate rural economic development. The project drew funds for agricultural and nonagricultural enterprises, including infrastructural development and recorded appreciable achievements at mid-term in infrastructural construction, enterprise funding and training of participants. Consequently, beneficiaries expressed satisfaction over the benefits they derived from the project. The challenges of Fadama III in Cross River include, among others, delayed beneficiaries contribution and inadequate funds to handle requests from communities. The project has thrived in Cross River State, despite various challenges. This study therefore suggests that all stake holders should pay their financial contributions on time, monitoring and supervision should be intensified and there should be intensification of stake holders’ sensitization.
KEY WORDS: Mid-term, Assessment, Fadama III, Development Project, Cross River State