The Green River Project, or GRP, is NAOC's flagship agricultural initiative. It was established in 1987 by NAOC and its Joint Venture partners and has, in over 30 years, carried out a comprehensive Agricultural Extension Service Delivery system (AESD) in the Land and Swamp areas of the Niger Delta.
In effect, the GRP is a modular rural development program, designed for the development of an integrated food production system that is sustainable and fully respectful of local customs and traditions.
In this sense, it is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goal 1 (Zero Hunger) and 2 (No Poverty).
The GRP aims to increase agricultural productivity in the Niger Delta and to prevent further deterioration of the soil through the use of better farming techniques. It also aims to enhance farmer incomes, and thereby the quality of life of farmers, through the adoption of improved and sustainable farming systems. In these ways, the Project contributes to the improvement of the livelihoods of the households within NAOC’s operational areas. Over the years, the Green River Project has remained a prime source of employment and improvement of standard of living for various communities.
GRP services to the community include: