|Approval Date||26 May 2022|
|Signature Date||09 Jun 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2026|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
This intervention is related to phase 1 of the Integrated Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Growth Cluster Program in South Madagascar (PICAS-1). It's a public investment operation intended to create the conditions for sustaining and building the resilience of the population. In its first phase, the project will focus on the development of irrigation and multipurpose water management infrastructure (USFWRs, boreholes), an area in which the Bank has long experience, particularly in irrigation. It will help to improve food and nutritional security, reduce job insecurity for young people and strengthen community resilience. The project also considers women’s inclusion while addressing the main factors of fragility at the national and local levels. The PICAS-1 has the following 03 (three) components: (i) agricultural and rural infrastructure development; (ii) value chain development and resilience-building; (iii) project coordination and management.
The overall objective of the PICAS-1 is to contribute to poverty reduction and to the improvement of food and nutritional security of the community in South Madagascar. Its specific objectives are: (i) the development of climate change resilient production systems; and ii) the improvement of food and nutritional security in the Anosy and Androy regions through the development of production and market access infrastructures (irrigated farms, rural roads and waterpoints), the promotion of resilient agricultural value chains, and the development of employment and entrepreneurship for young people and women.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are the vulnerable populations of the two regions (Androy and Anosy). The population of the Androy region is estimated at 904,598 inhabitants (2020) and that of the Anosy region at 828,023 inhabitants (2020).
African Development Fund
Ministere de L'agriculture, de L'élevage et de la peche
|Last Update||14 Aug 2022|