Guinée - Aide d’urgence pour la lutte intégrée contre l’invasion de la chenille légionnaire d’automne


Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Jan 2019
Signature Date 23 Apr 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jul 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 721,625.68
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

The main objective of this operation is to help fight the invasion of the fall armyworm, newly introduced to Guinea.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries of the project are the affected producers and vulnerable households.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-A00-005
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name FELLAH Hatem
Email h.fellah@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Guinea