Gabon - Graine Programme Support Project - Phase I (PAPG1)

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Nov 2017
Signature Date 11 Dec 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 77,906,029.87
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The GRAINE Phase 1 Support Project (PAPG1) was designed to help make Gabon self-sufficient in foodstuffs and net exporter of palm oil through the agricultural development of 10,000 ha of crops and 10,500 ha of oil palm plantations in six provinces of the country. It aims to increase, in the very short term, the share of agriculture in the national wealth to ensure greater food security, and fight against youth unemployment. The GRAINE program is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) operation. In this context, a joint venture called the Agricultural Transformation and Rural Development Company (SOTRADER) was created by the Government (51%) and its partner OLAM (49%). The total cost of the project, including physical and financial contingencies, excluding taxes and customs duties, is estimated at 115.984 million Euros, or about 76.108 billion FCFA. The PAPG1 will be implemented over a five-year period through three components: (i) rural infrastructure development; (ii) capacity building; and (iii) Project Management.

Project Objectives

PAPG1 will contribute to GRAINE's development objective of improving food security and diversifying the Gabonese economy through the promotion of industrial and food crops. Specifically, the project has several objectives, including: (i) to contribute to the reduction of the country's food dependency, (ii) to create agricultural development zones in the different provinces of the country; (iii) improve living conditions in rural areas through the access of rural populations to infrastructure and socio-economic services; (iv) improve the supply of training in rural areas; and (v) develop agricultural entrepreneurship, especially for young people.


The PAPG1 intervention will target various targets as a result of the activities carried out: (i) about 140 active agricultural and food industry cooperatives, which are engaged with SOTRADER for the implementation of GRAINE, (ii) young people and women who will benefit from 'support for the project to build their own enterprises in the intervention area, in connection with the activities of the PAPG1, (iii) the rural populations of the six provinces that will benefit from the social and agricultural infrastructure of the program, (iv) the company SOTRADER , created as a joint venture between the State and OLAM for the implementation of GRAINE, and (v) the structures and support services of Ministries that will be involved in accompanying the program. The total population impacted by the project is estimated at 630,000 people, of whom 497,700 are directly concerned and more than 45% of women.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage -- Chargé de la mise en œuvre du Programme GRAINE


IATI identifier 46002-P-GA-A00-003
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name MENGUE MEDOU Célestine

Geographic Location

Country Gabon
Coordinates Location Name
0.392501 9.45365 Libreville