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Business Innovation Facility Developing new agricultural techniques across the value chain to improve the livelihoods of the poor, whilst improving bottom lines for commercial organizations.

What is BIF?

The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) programme was aimed at developing new market systems approaches – working in partnership with business and other market participants – that ultimately lead to improvements in the livelihoods and well-being of poor people, whilst improving bottom lines for commercial organizations.

The Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) was the implementing partner for the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) project in Nigeria, working in collaboration with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers, London. BIF was funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and lies at the heart of the UK Government’s commitment to building stronger partnerships with business.

The five-year BIF II programme ran from March 2014 to August 2019, and focused on five (5) major market value chains: cassava, aquaculture (catfish), dairy, maize & information services for cash crops.

When measured in August 2019, BIF Nigeria’s interventions were being utilised by 647,331 poor producers, of which 563,531 have recorded a cumulative net increased income of £31,457,106. This represents a significant over-achievement of the end of programme targets – the utilisation target was overachieved by 297%, the number increasing income by 336% and the net income increase by 95%. 

Click any of the links below to learn more about the results of the BIF interventions across each of the 5 market sectors.

Dairy Market

Maize Market

Cassava Market


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