|Approval Date||10 Feb 2017|
|Signature Date||12 Apr 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2020|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
This operation is part of the perspective to support the transformation of the agricultural sector through the development of value chains in successful agricultural sectors, and aims to contribute to the promotion of youth employment within the agricultural sector and agro-business. This project consists of providing a technical support to the completion of a study which objectives are : the project preparation for the Project to Support the Transformation Strategy of Agriculture (PASTA) and the Promotion of Entrepreneurship of youth in Agriculture and Agro-Business (PEJA). This project should contribute to the diversification of the Gabonese economy, and the improvement of the populations’ living conditions, through the development of the value chains of selected fields and the promotion of youth employment in the agriculture sector. The study, scheduled to last 8 months, in phase 1 (PASTA), will assess and analyze thoroughly the sector while taking into account the different challenges, and it will formulate a public supporting project to ensure the implementation of an incentive framework, and a favorable environment for the development of agricultural sectors to be promoted. The study, which is the subject of the request, will also design and conceive, in the second phase, a specific support to youth entrepreneurship through the formulation of a project designed for the promotion of youth entrepreneurship in agriculture and the Agro-industry (PEJA).
This technical support has the following objectives: (I) contribute to Gabon's food security by ensuring food self-sufficiency by 2025, (ii) put Gabon at the top of the list of countries exporting industrial crop products, and (iii) improve the populations' living conditions by promoting a profitable agriculture and creating employment for the youth. More specifically, the operation aims to prepare a project to support the transformation strategy of agriculture which will include the following complementary components: (I) development of profitable sectors' value chains, (ii) promotion of youth entrepreneurship in the agriculture and agro-business sectors-PEJA , (iii) formulation of a support program to assist Ministries and institutions in charge of the PASTA-PEJA execution, and (iv) set-up of the PASTA-PEJA management system.
The main beneficiaries of this project are: the Government of the Republic of Gabon, the youth, the peasants and actors in the agricultural sector.
Middle Income Countries Fund
Secrétariat général du Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Entrepreneuriat Agricole chargé de la Mise en œuvre du Programme GRAINE (MAEAPG)
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|