|Approval Date||24 Mar 1999|
|Signature Date||01 Dec 2000|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2005|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2007|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The project was conceived within the context of the macroeconomic and financial sector reforms embarked upon by the Government from the late 1980s into the 1990s. The Lines of credit (LOCs) intend to support the Government’s strategy in promoting food security and improving agricultural productivity. The LOCs should facilitate the procuring of capital equipment, provide working capital and act as ‘seed funds’ to boost grass-roots credit activity. The project comprises three (03) components namely: (i) promotion and development of small and medium-scale enterprises in the rural sector, through short and medium-term sub-loans; (ii) institutional strengthening of Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit (PBDAC); and (iii) project management related activities.
The project’s immediate objective was the provision of long-term financial resources to the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit (PBDAC) through the African Development Bank (ADB) and African Development Fund (ADF) lines of credit to create new and stable sources of income for small and medium scale farmers and entrepreneurs involved in agricultural and related rural-based economic activities.
The direct beneficiary of the Line of Credit is the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit (PBDAC). The final beneficiaries are farmers targeted by the PBDAC in eleven (11) governorates, namely: Kafer El-Sheikh, Gharbiya. Monofiya, Bani Swyf, Fayooum, Domyat, Menia, Assiut, Kena, Giza and Kaloobya.
African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Government Of Egypt
Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit (PBDAC)
|Last Update||14 Jun 2021|