Who we are?
Ikore, meaning “harvest” in Yoruba language, is an international development organization, proffering innovative solutions to drive sustainable social and enterprise development.
Ikore’s view of the world is one of a complex system with inter-dependencies. And as such, we work with the private, public sector and other non-state actors to address barriers to access, achieving scale, efficiency and innovation to agribusiness and other sectors. Whatever we do, we always aim to create a win-win situation for all actors, extending the access frontiers at every opportunity.
We work in hard-to-reach, economically deprived places and vulnerable communities torn apart by instability across Nigeria and Africa, providing solutions that support inefficient markets and communities. In the Agricultural Sector, we facilitate inclusive market growth by deploying strategies that promote value chain competitiveness and build resilient communities, ensuring bumper harvest for rural poor farmers in those communities.
Our very dynamic and innovative workforce/people have experience working in different Value chains across Nigeria and Africa. Our people work collectively with host communities design home-grown solutions that improve the livelihood and resilience of the communities.
Our expertise is in Development Consulting, Research, Business Advisory and Enterprise Development across various sectors, using multiple approaches and covering several components such as; Market Access Facilitation, Value Chain and Market Systems Development, Private Sector Development. Livelihoods and Social Enterprise development among many others.
We also design and implement enterprise-based agricultural development initiative on; sustainable sourcing, labor-saving device cluster access, e-extension services and Rural enterprise for Animal Vaccines. We bring succor to poor households by improving their access to inputs, increase productivity, enhance value chain competitiveness and facilitate market linkages for rural poor farmers.
Our Best Qualities
As an organization, we mobilize human resources in a responsive manner to address development challenges for long term gains. Our team embodies the following core qualities:
Our vision is to contribute to a prosperous world that creates opportunity for a better life for all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Our Mission is to facilitate market inclusion for improved productivity and a bumper harvest through capacity building, business model/strategy advisory, market linkages, social enterprises and research.