|Approval Date||29 Oct 2003|
|Signature Date||12 Dec 2003|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2005|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2005|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The present operation relates to emergency assistance to Drought Victims. It’s designed because of the extent of food insecurity in the drought-affected areas, located in the four agricultural islands, namely the localities of Tarrafal, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz and Quadama. In these localities, the need for water for human and animal consumption is badly felt because of the rainfall deficit. The Government of Cape Verde does not have the resources to assist these people, and like other donors, Bank Group assistance is expected to increase the availability of clean water through 5 wells in the affected communities. The supply of 11 tons of seed is also expected to increase the production of market garden crops and generate income that can contribute to strengthening food security in the affected areas. The operation consists of two main components, namely: (a) construction of boreholes and related infrastructure; and (b) seed supply. The achievements of the operation are: (i) construction of three (3) wells, repair of two (2) wells and related infrastructure for the supply of drinking water; (ii) the supply of about 11 tons of horticultural crop seeds.
The sectoral objective of the operation is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the rural populations. Specifically, the operation aims to reduce the negative effects of drought on populations in the most affected agricultural islands of the country.
The project is expected to benefit the 115,000 affected and directly to a vulnerable farming population estimated at 36,712 people living in the localities of Tarrafal, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz and Quadama.
Special Relief Funds
United Nations Fund for Agriculture and Food
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||DIOP Ahmadou Bamba|