IPHD (International Partnership for Human Development) had two USDA/Food for Progress Agreements in Nigeria. The first one in 2002 was to establish an agricultural training and technology center in the eastern state of Akwa Ibom. The goal was to introduce better methods of rice cultivation and to produce quality rice. The second agreement with USDA was to complete the center and to train 400 farmers. USDA provided $22,917 metric tons of rice to be monetized, with the proceeds used to fund the project. In addition, Mobil Oil of Nigeria provided additional funding. The value of USDAâ€™s inputs via IPHD was around $14 million.