|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|
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.
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.
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.
Nigerian Trust Fund
Government Of Gambia
Department of Fisheries, Office of the President
|Last Update||16 Jan 2020|
|Name||MKANDAWIRE Timothy Blackwell Kausipa|