CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Emergency Food Production Project (PURPA)


Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 4,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The UA 4 million Emergency Food Production Project (PURPA) in Central African Republic (CAR) is part of the Bank’s African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF) in response to the food crisis and disruption of agricultural inputs resulting from the war in Ukraine. This war compounds the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and the political and security situation. The project is in response to the Government's request to address the pressing needs of many vulnerable households in rural areas. It will provide them with seeds and fertilisers to boost production and improve their food security. The project will run for two years (from September 2022 to August 2024). It intends to build the capacity of the institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) in charge of the seed sector in CAR (Central African Institute for Agricultural Research (ICRA), Central African Agricultural Development Agency (ACDA) and National Seeds Authority (ONASEM)).

Project Objectives

The project’s objective is to ramp up productivity and agricultural production of the corn, cassava and rice sectors. The main expected outcomes are: availability of pre-basic and basic seeds at ICRA research stations, improved access to seeds and fertilisers for 7,000 smallholders, increased yields and production, support to seed multiplier producer groups, organisation of fairs for better dissemination of improved seeds, capacity building of the key institutions involved in the seed sector (CRA, ACDA and ONASEM) and greater private sector involvement in the revival of agricultural production.

Beneficiaries

The project will have a positive impact on the food security of nearly 100,000 people with an expected production of 32,350 T in the first season from September 2022 to February 2023. It will contribute to households’ resilience and will increase incomes (up to an average of CFA 516,000 per smallholder in the target group. The project will also benefit to the institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) in charge of the seed sector in CAR (Central African Institute for Agricultural Research (ICRA), Central African Agricultural Development Agency (ACDA) and National Seeds Authority (ONASEM)).

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
Ministère de l'Agriculture et developpem ent rural

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CF-AA0-016
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

Export

Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled
Email k.laajili@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Central African Republic
Coordinates Location Name
5.75 19.0833 Préfecture de la Kemo