Gabon - Technical Support for the Agricultural Transformation Strategy and Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship in the Agricultural Sector and Agribusiness


Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 991,095
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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).

Project Objectives

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.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of this project are: the Government of the Republic of Gabon, the youth, the peasants and actors in the agricultural sector.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
Secrétariat général du Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Entrepreneuriat Agricole chargé de la Mise en œuvre du Programme GRAINE (MAEAPG)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GA-A00-004
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled
Email k.laajili@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Gabon