|Approval Date||31 Jan 2019|
|Signature Date||23 Apr 2019|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jul 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Apr 2020|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The emergency assistance project for the fall armyworm is designed to provide emergency assistance to affected farmers. It’s a direct and immediate response to the emergency following a natural disaster caused by the invasion of a pest on one of the main food crops in Guinea. This intervention aims to combat the invasion of the fall armyworm and reduce losses of corn and rice production. This intervention aims to support the efforts of the Guinean government and its technical and financial partners (TFPs). It will, initially, train, sensitize the actors and limit the damage caused by the fall armyworm and production losses. Training will be conducted through Farmer Field Schools (PFC) using the "Guide to integrated management of army fall legion larvae" developed by FAO and currently widely used in Africa. Organic products with low impact on the fragile Guinean environment will be promoted and used on infested corn plots and other host crops of the fall armyworm. The three components of the project are: (i) the strengthening of the technical and material capacities of the National Service of Plant Protection and Stored Food (SNPN-DS), National Agency for Promotion and Agricultural Council (ANPROCA) and Institute Agricultural Research Institute of Guinea (IRAG); (ii) sustainable management and integrated management of the Army Legionnaire's Caterpillar (CLA) and the livelihood protection of vulnerable households affected by CLA; and (iii) Coordination.
The main objective of this operation is to help fight the invasion of the fall armyworm, newly introduced to Guinea.
The main beneficiaries of the project are the affected producers and vulnerable households.
Special Relief Funds
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|