|Approval Date||31 Mar 2016|
|Signature Date||23 May 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Agriculture Value Chains Development Project (AVCDP) is an investment project financed by an ADF loan. It provides for the improvement of livestock production and productivity in The Gambia. The AVCDP will be implemented over a period of five-years predominantly in the Upper River (URR) Regions where poverty and food and nutrition insecurity are highly endemic. It will build on gains of the Bank-funded NERICA, LHDP, P2RS and FASDEP projects to ensure synergy and complementarity. Indeed, the AVCDP will consolidate gains of these projects and contribute to the improvement of farm incomes and weaning smallholder farmers from subsistence to commercial entrepreneurs. The project cost is estimated at UA 6.669 million.
The sector goal is to contribute to food and nutrition security and create shared wealth and employments. The specific objective is to increase, on a sustainable basis, the income of rural producers, entrepreneurs that are engaged in the production, processing, storage and marketing of rice and livestock.
The total number of direct beneficiaries is estimated at 8,300 households comprising 3,320 women and 4,980 men. Additional 4,150 persons will benefit indirectly from the project. This brings the total beneficiaries to an estimated 12,450 households.
African Development Fund
Government Of Gambia
Ministry of Agriculture
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|