Artisanal Fisheries Development Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 17 May 2000
Signature Date 19 Jan 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31320
Commitment U.A 2,678,258.86
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Artisanal Fisheries Development Project is a priority that is consistent with the Government’s objectives of increasing fish production, thereby alleviating growing rural poverty. It aims to contribute to improved food security, increased employment and foreign exchange earnings and to achieve sustainable exploitation of fish resources. The project should generate a broad range of benefits that should directly affect The Gambian Government, the artisanal fishermen, and the private sector fish traders in the project area, and private sector fish processing and industrial vessel operators. This project includes the rehabilitation of a fishing jetty, the construction of a central market, the strengthening of the Fisheries Department, the monitoring, control and surveillance of the Gambian waters and the provision of a line of credit for financing fishing activities. The major components of the project are: (i) Improvement of fisheries facilities and infrastructure; (ii) Strengthening of Fisheries Department; (iii) Monitoring, control and surveillance; (iv) Credit programme; and (v) Project management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral goal of the project is to contribute to improved food security, increased employment and foreign exchange earnings and to achieve sustainable exploitation of fish resources. The specific objective of the project is to increase fish production and incomes of the fisherfolk and to contribute to the improvement in the nutritional standards of the population.

Beneficiaries

The project beneficiaries includes the fishermen, the boat builders and repairers, the fish processing companies, women and men processors and fish traders, and the credit delivery system of Gambia Women’s Finance Associations (GWFA), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), Village Savings and Credit Associations (VISACA) and community based organisations (CBOs) such as Kafos and Osusus who should increase their resource base for loanable funds. In addition to the above beneficiaries, the other direct beneficiaries are the community fishing centres, the Department of Fisheries and the Government of the Gambia.

Participating Organization

Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Extending
Government Of Gambia
Implementing
Department of Fisheries, Office of the President

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GM-AAF-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name MKANDAWIRE Timothy Blackwell Kausipa
Email t.mkandawire@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Gambia