Cameroon - Grassfield Decentralized and Participatory Rural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 1980
Signature Date 06 Nov 1981
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1996
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1996
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 24,099,954.45
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention is related to the Grassfield Rural, Participatory and Decentralized Development Project. It should help increase the production of foodstuffs and build the managerial capacity of village communities, agricultural professional organizations (APOs) and producers. This will generate additional incomes for the population and also contribute to poverty alleviation and improved food security. The implementation of the project will also contribute creating 29,300 permanent and temporary jobs as well as foster the emergence and integration of women in economic channels. The project will help create around 29,300 permanent and temporary jobs, raise awareness of 12,700 people for the prevention and control of endemic diseases and HIV / AIDS, and facilitate access to safe drinking water for more than 360,000 people in its area of intervention. The components of the project are as follows: (i) agricultural development; (ii) capacity building; (iii) support to rural infrastructures; and (iv) project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

At the sectoral level, the goal of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas. More specifically, the project aims to increase the incomes of smallholders in the Grassfield region through increased agricultural production and improved socio-economic environment.


Poor rural populations in 140 villages in the Grassfield area estimated at about 1,620,000 people, of which 52% are women, are the primary beneficiaries of the various actions of the PDRPDG through their 140 elaborated and validated village development plans. The other beneficiaries of the PDRPDG are the deconcentrated services of the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI), the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries (MINEPIA), the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MINEF), Ministry of Women's Affairs (MINCOF), Ministry of Health (MINSANTE), Ministry of National Education (MINEDUC), women, village communities and local communities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Government Of Cameroon


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-AB0-001
Last Update 01 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name MENG-LIHINAG Jean-Marie

Geographic Location

Country Cameroon
Coordinates Location Name
5.95719 10.15943 Grassfield 2