Central African Republic - Savannah-Based Agricultural Value Chains Development Support Project (PADECAS)


Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Oct 2018
Signature Date 03 Dec 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 8,280,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Savannah-Based Agricultural Value Chains Development Support Project (PADECAS) complements the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s Agropastoral Production Revival Project (PREPAS) in CAR. PADECAS, which will span five years (2019-2023) and cost UA 22.1 million (CFAF 17.3 billion), will be implemented in the Prefectures of Lobaye, Ombella-Mpoko and L’Ouham Péndé. It will be implemented through three components as follows: (i) Development of agricultural and animal sectors; (ii) Institutional support to the agricultural sector; and (iii) Project Coordination and Management. PADECAS will experiment on a pilot basis: (a) new technologies for increasing productivity; (b) inclusive funding mechanisms; and (c) youth entrepreneurship. In addition, a mechanism will be put in place to monitor dynamics of the food and cattle sub-sectors as well as the initiative designed to extend social protection to rural areas. The sum of these interventions will serve as pilot experiments for the Bank in the Central African Republic and generate invaluable knowledge for the future development of agricultural sub-sectors in the country and elsewhere in Africa. These interventions will be documented and will enable the Central African Government to redirect and better entrench its agro-pastoral development policies and strategies.

Project Objectives

PADECAS seeks to sustainably grow food and beef production. Specifically, the project aims to : (i) develop value chains for the cassava, maize, rice, bean, and bovine value chains; (ii) supports coordination and dialogue among actors in value chains through capacity building of support institutions (the Central African Institute for Agronomic Research (ICRA), the National Agency for Development of Agricultural Livestock (ANDE), National Federation of Central African Herders (FNEC), Central African Agency for Agricultural Development (ACDA)) and through support for partnership between stakeholders, including public-private partnerships.

Beneficiaries

The project targets around 60,000 households with over 500,000 direct beneficiaries. The main areas of the project, Ombella Mpoko and Lobaye, cover an estimated beneficiary population of about 1.5 million inhabitants, or 32% of the total population of the country. The young make up 61% of this population while women make up 50%. Moreover, the capacities of the support institutions (the Central African Institute for Agronomic Research (ICRA), the National Agency for Development of Agricultural Livestock (ANDE), National Federation of Central African Herders (FNEC), Central African Agency for Agricultural Development (ACDA)), will be strengthened.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE CENTRAFRIQUE MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE ET DES FINANCES

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CF-A00-003
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled
Email k.laajili@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Central African Republic