|Approval Date||18 Nov 2022|
|Signature Date||30 Nov 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2025|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The COVID-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine have had negative impacts on Guinea’s agricultural sector, resulting in skyrocketing input and staple food prices. To mitigate the effects of price increases, the Government prepared a support plan for the 2022 crop year which involves the procurement and distribution of inputs (rice and maize seeds and fertilizers) to farmers. This operation will contribute to implementing the Government support plan by procuring and distributing: 2,000 tons certified seeds of climate-resilient varieties of rice; 750 tons of maize; 50 tons of hybrid rice; 10 tons of hybrid maize; 20,000 cassava cuttings; 3,200,000 seedlings of yams; 500 tons of potato; 4,845 tons of complex N-P-K fertilizer; 3,185 tons of urea and 3,570 tons of organic fertilizer. This project will generate additional production estimated at 71,429 tons of rice, 57,000 tons of maize, 12,000 tons of cassava, 7,200 tons of yam and 6,250 tons of potato.
The overall project objective is to contribute to improving the food and nutrition security of the rural population, particularly women and young people, by developing the rice, maize and tuber (cassava, yam and potato) sub-sectors.
The project will cover the entire national territory. Project beneficiaries will be identified by the decentralized technical services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. It will directly benefit about 35,750 farmers, at least 30% of them women farmers, and 1650 livestock farms, including those owned and managed by women. The indirect beneficiaries are estimated to be 71,500 farmers and 3300 livestock breeders.
African Development Fund
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DES RESSOURCES ANIMALES
|Last Update||26 Jan 2023|