Guinea Bissau - Rice Value Chain Development Project in the Bafata and Oio Regions

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Jan 2017
Signature Date 06 Apr 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,430,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Rice Value Chain Development Project (PDCV-Riz) in the Bafata and Oio regions will help to improve productivity and production in the flagship sector for food security: rice. The country has an annual rice deficit of more than 80 000 tonnes. The project will also develop market gardening, the current production of which covers only 60% of needs, for certain sites and school canteens. This activity will help to improve the nutritional status of the beneficiary population, particularly women and children. The project will serve as a catalyst for agricultural development in the area by facilitating water control, strengthening agricultural infrastructure, promoting sustainable production, packaging and processing technologies, and facilitating access to product markets by supporting the development of the strategic sectors of rice and market gardening. Lasting four years, PDCV-Riz revolves around three main components: (i) Modernization and development of agricultural infrastructure; (ii) Development of value chains; and (iii) Project management.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of PDCV-Riz is to help improve nutritional and food security and reduce poverty across the country. Its specific objective is to ensure sustainable recovery of the rice value chain in the Bafata and Oio regions by improving productivity, strengthening infrastructure, ensuring resilience to climate change, managing natural agricultural resources in a sustainable manner and reducing gender inequality.


The project will affect close to 1 720 farmers directly, 55% of whom will be women, representing about 12 000 members of agricultural households. It will have an indirect impact on approximately 60 000 people.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-A00-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Aimé BICABA

Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates Location Name
12.16667 -14.71667 Bafata