GUINEA-BISSAU - Emergency Food Security Support Project (AEFPF)


Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 5,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This operation, financed through a TSF grant (Pillar 1) of UA 5 million, will provide 46,635 vulnerable households (at least 50% women) with: (i) 1,253 tonnes of certified climate-resilient cereal seeds, 364 kg of certified vegetable seeds, 520 tonnes of cassava, yam, and cocoyam cuttings, and 5,000 ml of sweet potato cords; (ii) 1,350 tonnes of fertilisers (NPK and urea) and 1,832 litres of insecticides; and (iii) support for poultry production. The proposed investments will allow for the sowing of about 32,096 ha of land and generate additional agricultural production of 37,335 tonnes, including 1,519 tonnes of market garden produce. Furthermore, an annual production of 5,400 fertile eggs and 4,000 broilers is also expected. The Emergency Food Security Support Project will provide farmers with certified climate-resilient seeds, fertilisers, and tailor-made advisory support. As such, it is an appropriate short and medium-term response to build farmer resilience by improving agricultural productivity and production.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall goal is to increase agricultural production of the main staple foods in the eight (8) regions of the country in response to the negative consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the food security of the population. Its specific objectives are to (i) increase national food and poultry production to reduce food imports; (ii) put in place reforms to facilitate farmer access to certified climate-resilient seeds and fertilisers; and (iii) support the extension of good climate-resilient agricultural practices.

Beneficiaries

The project will cover all eight (8) regions of Guinea-Bissau, as well as the autonomous sector of Bissau (Bissau, Bafata, Biombo, Gabu, Oio, Cacheu, Quinara, Tombali, and Bolama-Bijagos). Beneficiaries will be targeted based on food security and vulnerability criteria. The project will concern about 46,635 vulnerable farming households (including at least 50% women). The indirect beneficiaries are estimated at 69,953 farmers (including at least 50% women).

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-A00-010
Last Update 02 Feb 2023

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Contact Details

Name BICABA Aimé
Email a.bicaba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau