|Approval Date||17 Oct 2022|
|Signature Date||22 Nov 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|
Emergency Agricultural Production Support Project (AEFPF-Comoros) aims to increase local food production and build the resilience of food systems. It’s intended to support the Government’s efforts to mitigate the impact of global shocks on the national economy exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and to build resilience. It is designed as part of the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). The value chains targeted by the project are maize, potato, sweet potato, and poultry. The project will support the different categories of actors, including seed multipliers, agro breeders involved in the four selected sectors, as well as feed and agricultural input importers. The project is structured around the following three components: (i) Intensification of agricultural and poultry production; (ii) Institution and capacity building for agricultural intensification; and (iii) Project management, monitoring, and coordination. Gender, fragility and resilience, and climate change issues are mainstreamed across all components.
The project’s objective is to increase local food production and build the resilience of food systems to mitigate short- and medium-term risks due to the war in Ukraine. Specifically, it aims to: (i) intensify maize, potato and sweet potato production using certified seeds of climate change-resilient varieties; (ii) address priority needs for the revival of poultry production to increase the availability and accessibility of eggs and white meat; and (iii) create favorable conditions for production and for the productivity of the targeted value chains.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are estimated at more than 14,000 households or about 70,000 people living in the country’s three islands (Grande-Comores, Anjouan and Moheli) with 10 rural economic development centres (CRDEs) and 400 farmers’ organisations (FOs) of which 55% are women’s organisations. The indirect beneficiaries include a large proportion of the Comorian people who will benefit from the improvement in the availability and quality of agricultural and poultry production.
Transition Support Facility
Gouvernement des Comores
|Last Update||31 Mar 2023|