Gambia - The Gambia Agriculture and Food Security Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Oct 2021
Signature Date 09 Dec 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,158,331.88
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Gambia Agriculture and Food Security Project seeks to structure food demand and supply through scaling up of government institutionalized homegrown school feeding programme while improving smallholder’s income. This will be achieved by increasing climate-resilient food production, postharvest management, market access and resilience for identified nutrient-rich food chains; and by promoting smallholder farmers’ access to the HGSF as an institutional market. The connection between the food supply side (farmers) and food demand side (consumers) in the project is the HGSF Programme. The project is a standalone investment project with technical assistance (TA) and capacity building activities. The main components of the project are: (1) developing Sustainable Food Systems for Improved Livelihood, Productivity and Climate Change, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment; (2) reducing vulnerability through social protection, improving nutrition and climate-resilient WASH; and (3) project management, monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to increase food and nutritional security, as well as household income, particularly for the vulnerable households in five administrative regions: CRR (North and South), LRR, URR, NBR and WCR of the Gambia, through the strengthening of the sustainable HomeGrown School Feeding (HGSF) Programme.

Beneficiaries

The project will benefit directly at least 20,078 households (168,333 beneficiaries) made up of farmers, school-going children, and local beneficiaries engaged in activities within project impact areas, with a proportionally targeted number of women and youth, and women-headed households, together with estimated at least 60 percent of project beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

Funding
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Extending
Government Of Gambia
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF GAMBIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND TRADE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GM-AA0-018
Last Update 29 Nov 2022

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Contact Details

Name BOAHEN Philip
Email p.boahen@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Gambia
Coordinates Location Name
13.4 -15.66 Lower River Division
13.5833 -14.9167 Central River Division
13.5 -16 North Bank Division
13.25 -16.3333 Western Division
13.3333 -14.1667 Upper River Division