Guinea - Support Project for the Transformation of Guinean Agriculture and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship (PATAG EAJ)


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2018
Signature Date 18 Jan 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 7,870,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to the Support Project for the Transformation of Guinean Agriculture and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship (PATAG-EAJ). It aims to ensure the development of climate-smart agricultural value chains and the promotion of youth entrepreneurship through the sustainable revival of rice production and market gardening value chains in the Boké and Boffa Prefectures. This project is an essential response for supporting production and processing activities, and contributing to the improvement of the people's living conditions by promoting value chains and creating entrepreneurship opportunities for young people and women. It will: (i) help to boost production and productivity, and improve access to production and processing factors and markets; (ii) contribute to the development of climate-smart agricultural value chains that can employ a high number of young people and women; (iii) help to improve access to basic socioeconomic services for economic development; and (iv) build the capacity of the stakeholders involved in implementing PNIASAN/PASANDAD to achieve the objectives of PNDES in general, and of the PNDA in particular, and for better sector governance. The project has three main components, namely: (1) modernization and development of agricultural infrastructure; (2) development of youth value chains and agricultural entrepreneurship; and (3) project management.

Project Objectives

PATAG-EAJ’s sector goal is to help foster strong and inclusive economic growth. The specific objectives are to contribute to the development of climate-smart agricultural and agribusiness value chains, and to promote youth agricultural entrepreneurship in the Boké and Boffa Prefectures.

Beneficiaries

The project is aimed at small farmers, particularly women and young people, who constitute the bulk of the vulnerable segments of the population in terms of food and nutrition insecurity and poverty. The project will reach 1 000 young people and women, 5 000 farmers, 200 seed growers, 100 groups and 20 unions. Other direct targets are artisans, processors, traders, young entrepreneurs, students in pilot school canteens, various service providers and NGOs, etc. Through its activities, PATAG-EAJ will reach 39 252 direct beneficiaries and 247 287 indirect beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DES RESSOURCES ANIMALES

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-A00-004
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name ATTIOGBEVI-SOMADO Eklou
Email e.attiogbevi-somado@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Guinea