12 February 2006, Kilankwa, Nigeria - Farmer and Pastor Michael Akala harvesting cassava on his farm. Yam, cassava and maize intercrops are the dominant crops in the south. Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava. FAO Project UTF/NIR/047/NIR: The National Special Food Security Programme, Nigeria. The objective of the programme is to contribute to sustainable improvements in national food security through rapid increases in productivity and food production on an economically and environmentally sustainable basis, reduce year-to-year variability in agricultural production, and improve people's access to food. The project agreement foresees that the funds are administered locally in Nigeria and of these funds a portion is regularly transferred to FAO Headquarters and registered in the accounts of the Organization (Data Warehouse).