Central African Republic - Resilience, Food and Nutrition Security Support Project in Kemo and Ouaka Prefectures (PARSANKO)

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jan 2021
Signature Date 22 Feb 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 17,657,673.68
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Resilience, Food and Nutrition Security Support Project in the Prefectures of Kémo and Ouaka (PARSANKO) stems from the top priorities of the Central African Government’s National Recovery and Peace-building Plan (RCPCA) which seeks to revive the economy, increase rural incomes and improve the population’s food and nutrition security by enhancing agricultural and livestock production and rural productivity. The project, which is estimated to cost UA 21.38 million in total (USD 29.51 million), will be implemented over a five-year period from 2021jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Labour Office (ILO) which will respectively support agro-pastoral production and community initiatives. PARSANKO will, in synergy with the various ongoing projects financed by other TFPs, help to build on the lessons learned from an approach that promotes community initiatives to support inclusive and sustainable agricultural sector development. In this context, it will experiment, on a pilot basis: (a) new technologies for increasing productivity; (b) inclusive financing mechanisms; and (c) support for youth entrepreneurship in agricultural sub-sectors. PARSANKO comprises three components, namely: (i) Support for Agropastoral Production; (ii) Support for Community Initiatives; and (iii) Project Management. It will also contribute to mitigating the potential effects and impacts of COVID-19 in the target prefectures as well as enhancing women’s and youth empowerment. Therefore, project beneficiaries will be encouraged to widely adopt best agricultural practices through a significant increase in access to agricultural services. The intensification of beneficiaries’ agropastoral production will also be facilitated by developing or rehabilitating production infrastructure and easing access to factors of production.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to contribute to improving the living conditions and resilience of vulnerable rural populations. Its aim is to contribute to improving the food and nutrition security of rural populations in Kémo and Ouaka Prefectures. Its specific objective is to increase and diversify agro-pastoral production and improve access to basic services.


Regarding beneficiaries, the project will provide direct support to 500 women/youth enterprises and groups, particularly young, budding or established agricultural entrepreneurs. It will also provide assistance to 47 050 beneficiary households, representing 279 300 people (farmers/stockbreeders, youth/women agricultural and non-agricultural entrepreneurs) in Kémo and Ouaka Prefectures, particularly households facing a crisis and in dire need of assistance, including food (IPC3),households affected by COVID-19 through agricultural input kits and access to water, young people and women without land or livestock, families classified under IPC1&2, particularly those hosting displaced people in production basins. Indirect project beneficiaries are estimated at about 241 000 people.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program


IATI identifier 46002-P-CF-AA0-010
Last Update 22 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled
Email k.laajili@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Central African Republic