Making Cents International developed an innovative agriculture enterprise development curriculum and training-of-trainers (TOT) course that engages small-scale producers and processors as well as input suppliers on how to take a more commercially oriented approach to their activities. Making Cents also provided enterprise development skills training to partner organizations working with caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) under the USAID PEPFAR Family Nutritional Support Program (FNSP).
Making Cents built the capacity of implementing partners across four states by imparting a series of training of trainer (TOT) workshops. A component of this training includes homestead farming – looking at the home-based farm as an income generating activity and/or a source of daily nutritional value. Under MARKETS, Making Cents also played a key role in the design and development of a food security nutrition pilot program supporting women from vulnerable communities in target states in northern Nigeria. The program takes an integrated approach to health and nutrition training by integrating key lessons in nutrition, household asset management, cost-benefit analysis, and entrepreneurship.