|Approval Date||12 Sep 2018|
|Signature Date||03 Apr 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31163|
The present intervention relates to the Livestock and Fish Farming Value Chains Development Project (PDCVEP). It’s designed because of the Cameroon Government’s desire to make the livestock and fisheries sub-sector participate actively in the quest for economic growth capable of generating jobs and significant incomes in rural communities. Initially, this operation was to be a component of the Agriculture Value Chains Programme (PDCVA). However, it was agreed to separate PD-CVEP from PD-CVA, due to the principle of institutional anchoring of programmes and projects. Therefore, PD-CVEP will focus on segments that hinder the proper operation of these three value chains and limit their competitiveness, namely: (i) genetic improvement; (ii) feeding/fattening; (iii) slaughter and conservation; (iv) transportation, processing and distribution of meat; and (v) the rearing, conservation, storage and processing of fish. This project, which will span five years and cost EUR 99.27 million (including EUR 84 million from the AfDB), addresses the need to modernise the production machinery, helping to ensure the population’s food and nutritional security and the profitability of cattle, pig and fish farms. The project has three (03) main components, namely: (1) development of the infrastructure necessary for the upgrading of the commodity chains; (2) capacity building of the actors of the three commodity chains; and (3) coordination and management of the project.
The project’s sector objective is to inclusively contribute to better food and nutritional security and poverty reduction in the intervention area. Its specific objectives are to enhance the competitiveness and hygiene of beef, pork and fish farming products, improve actors’ incomes and create new jobs in the three value chains.
The main beneficiaries are stockbreeders and their cooperatives (45% of the pastoral sector labour force), fish farmers, input producers/sellers (fingerlings, feed), traders, women wholesale fishmongers and processing operators. In addition, higher education graduates will be trained and settled there as business leaders (350). The project targets cooperative- or mutualist-type structures, SMEs and young graduates involved or desiring to enter these livestock sub-sectors and having a bankable business plan.
African Development Bank
GOUVERNEMENT DU CAMEROUN MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE ET DES FINANCES
|Last Update||12 May 2021|