Liberia - Agriculture Sector Rehabilitation Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Apr 2009
Signature Date 14 May 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed Agriculture Sector Rehabilitation Project covers 30 districts located in the four Western and four South-Eastern counties of Liberia. The project is expected to restore the capacity of Liberia’s agricultural sector and therewith enhance the sector’s contribution to GDP, increase food security, and farmer’s incomes. It will be implemented in six years under three components: Agriculture Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Agricultural Production and Productivity Improvement; and Project Management. The project total cost is estimated at UA18.3 million. In line with past successful co-financing experiences with IFAD, and taking into account the strategic focus of both institutions, the Bank will essentially finance infrastructure rehabilitation and development works while IFAD financing will cover production activities and capacity building for relevant sector institutions.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to food security and poverty reduction. Its specific objective is to increase the income of smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs including women on a sustainable basis.

Beneficiaries

The project will directly benefit an estimated 9,610 households in the 8 counties. These comprise 5,900 small farm households benefiting from increased income accruing from enhanced agricultural production and processing, and the production of certified rice seed in addition to 2,360 households who will benefit from employment in land clearing activities for women-headed households. The household income is expected to increase by 300% on successful completion of the project.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Extending
Government Of Liberia
Implementing
Ministry of Agriculture

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-A00-001
Last Update 01 Dec 2021

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Contact Details

Name KIRABO Doreen
Email d.kirabo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
6.06667 -8.12806 zwedru
5.3775 -7.99417 Jakakehn
6.49222 -8.86028 Tapita
5.12667 -7.72833 Swekehn
6.32 -8.54667 Senewehn
4.58917 -7.6725 Pleebo
5.34944 -8.03417 Putuken
6.5 -10.5 Montserrado County
4.75 -7.75 Maryland County
4.79944 -7.73639 Kaloken