Gambia - Agriculture Value Chains Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Mar 2016
Signature Date 23 May 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 6,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Agriculture


IATI identifier 46002-P-GM-AA0-014
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MANOMI Ibro

Geographic Location

Country Gambia
Coordinates Location Name
13.36667 -14.16667 Upper River
13.41667 -14.36667 Sandu
13.4167 -13.9167 Kantora