|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|
The present mission subject to the financing of the FAT-PRI (Technical Assistance Support Fund in favor of Middle-income Countries) is part of the perspective to support the transformation of the agricultural sector through the support to the GRAINE program (Gabonaise des Réalisations Agricoles et des initiatives des Nationaux Engagés - Gabon organization for Agricultural Achievements and National Engaged Initiatives). The technical support in question will consist in preparing a second project in support to the GRAINE Program - Phase 2 (PAPG.2). This project will extend the areas of intervention of PAPG.1 (Support Project to GRAINE Program - Phase 1) and promote the most growing agricultural sectors (vegetable and food crops; oil palm, etc.). This suppport specifically aims: (a) to diversify and increase production and competitiveness throughout the chains of values of the channels that have been developed by the project, (b) to contribute to the improvement of the concerned populations’ living conditions, and the attractiveness of rural areas for the urban unemployed youth. In addition, the project will consolidate the first project achievements (PAPG.1) by extending it on new areas of intervention. The project will take place over a period of eighteen (18) calendar months, and will be executed by the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Entrepreneurship responsible for the implementation of the Program GRAINE (MAEAPG).
The program GRAINE aims to accelerate the economic diversification. It intends to increase, in the very short term, the share of agriculture in the national wealth in order to ensure a greater food security and to combat youth unemployment. More specifically, the mission aims to prepare a second Bank support to the GRAINE Program (PAPG.2) to take to over PAPG.1 included in the 2017 loan program, through: (I) the support to direct actors of the GRAINE program (SOTRADER, cooperatives and cooperators) and to all members supporting the project (including the ministries involved and the civil society); and (ii) the development of social and economic infrastructures (dirt roads, conservation, marketing, drinking water, schools, basic health centers, etc.).
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||18 Feb 2020|