Cameroun - Projet de Développement Rural de la Province du Sud-Ouest

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Sep 1986
Signature Date 02 Feb 1987
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2002
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2002
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,350,156.39
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Project concerns the Rural Development of the South West Province. It provides for a series of economic and social catch-up measures aimed at improving the living conditions of the population. These measures cover the coffee, cocoa and food crops sector, support for cooperatives and cooperative management institutions, construction of roads and water points, strengthening of extension, distribution of inputs and the improvement of the marketing and credit system. The main components of the project are as follows: (i) economic and social infrastructure; (ii) production development; (iii) credit; (iv) food marketing; (v) support for cooperatives and cooperative management institutions; (vi) support for health services; (vii) the South West Development Authority (SOWEDA); and (viii) study for the preparation of the second phase of the project.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the project are: (i) increase the income of farmers in the Sud-Ouest province; (ii) improve the nutritional and health status of the region's population; (iii) stabilize the province's rural population and curb youth out-migration to urban centers; (iv) improve the balance of payments; and (v) improve supplies to urban centers (mainly Douala).


The beneficiaries of the project are the people of the South West Province.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Cameroon
The South West Development Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-A00-001
Last Update 21 Jan 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Cameroon