|Approval Date||08 Jun 2018|
|Signature Date||14 Aug 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2018|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The present project relates to emergency assistance for the control of fall armyworm. It was designed to support and complement ongoing interventions by the Government and other partners to provide emergency assistance to affected farmers. The project supports the Government's efforts to strengthen agricultural resilience through the implementation of four (4) components. The implementation of this project will control the pest and limit production losses but also better understand the bio-ecology of the pest and identify pests and natural aids in Guinea-Bissau. It will above all provide the regional services of plant protection with appropriate technical capacities for the monitoring and control of the pest and the control of the integrated and rational control against the pest. Thus, the project will provide producers with processing equipment and products, in order to limit the damage, save the crop and limit the spread of the pest. A fast and targeted control campaign is essential to reduce maize production losses and preserve other host crops. The components / activities of the project are as follows: (i) strengthening the technical and equipment capacity of the Plant Protection Directorate, (ii) sustainable management and integrated control (IPM) against fall armyworm (CLA), (iii) livelihood protection of vulnerable households affected by CLA, and (iv) coordination and communication.
The main objective of this operation is to help fight the fall armyworm invasion and reduce the losses of corn, rice and market gardening production, in order to reinforce the food and nutritional security of the populations in Guinea-Bissau.
The main beneficiaries of the project are the affected producers and vulnerable households.
Special Relief Funds
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock (MAFE) / Directorate of Plant Production Services (DSPV)
|Last Update||07 Oct 2019|