|Approval Date||10 Nov 2020|
|Signature Date||23 Feb 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2024|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2025|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Smallholder and Women's Livelihood Strengthening Project (PREMOPEF) in the N'zi region will be implemented to address the major needs of small producers, women and youth. This region is facing various factors of fragility, especially socio-economic and environmental. Socio-economically, the region is characterized by: (i) a poverty rate of 59.1% (46.3% at the national level), (ii) a high prevalence of food and nutritional insecurity affecting 28% of the population (10.8% at the national level), and (iii) social inequalities reinforced by gender inequality in access to resources and factors of production. On the environmental front, the region is heavily affected by the effects of climate change: environmental degradation, reduction of arable land, rising temperatures, irregular rainfall and flooding. The project is part of Côte d'Ivoire's National Development Plan (NDP) for the period 2016-2020. It is in line with two of the Bank's "High's 5" which aim to feed Africa and improve the living conditions of the population. With a duration of four years (2020-2024), the project is structured around two technical components and a third component focusing on coordination, management, monitoring / evaluation, capitalization and knowledge management and communication on the project. The interventions will concern the yam, cassava, market gardening and traditional poultry sectors prioritized on the basis of : (i) their contribution to food and nutritional security, (ii) market demand, (iii) the involvement of women, youth and smallholders in the different links of these chains, and (iv) the potential impact on farming households, women and youth. The total cost is estimated at UA 11.97 million (about CFAF 9.87 billion) financed by a US$12 million grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), an ADF loan of UA 2 million, and the counterpart from the Government and beneficiaries estimated at UA 1.19 million.
The overall objective of the project is to "contribute to the improvement of food and nutrition security and resilience to the effects of climate change of smallholder farmers, women and youth in the N'zi region". Specifically, two objectives are targeted: (i) to promote resilient and sustainable production systems, as well as high nutritional value production, and (ii) to promote and strengthen rural entrepreneurship of women and youth in services along targeted value chains (market gardening, yams, cassava and poultry) and business partnerships.
The project will intervene in the three departments of the N'zi region, namely Dimbokro, Bocanda and Kouassi-Kouassikro. The project plans to directly reach about 60,000 people representing 25% of the population of the N'zi region, including 50% women and 35% youth. They are market gardeners, producers of food crops (cassava and yam), traditional poultry farmers, processors of agricultural products and agricultural service entrepreneurs, traders, and village inhabitants in general. The project will impact an estimated total population of 250,000 people.
African Development Fund
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
MINISTERE DE L'AGRIC. ET DES RESSOURCES ANIMALES
|Last Update||18 Jun 2021|