|Approval Date||14 Jun 2001|
|Signature Date||11 Jul 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Dec 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Dec 2009|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31161|
The Project to support the seed sub-sector is well within the framework of the revitalized National Seed Plan (PSN) and the new policies aimed at ensuring State divestiture from production and marketing in favour of private sector producers and operators and cooperative structures. Indeed, revitalization of the seed sub-sector today appears to be vital to the Government’s policy in its quest for greater food security and in its struggle to reduce poverty. The project aims at improving the socio-economic and food situation of rural areas by increasing the production of cereals (millet, sorghum, maize, rice, wheat, fonio), vegetable crops (cowpea, groundnut) and other major crops (market gardening, fodder crops, fruit farming, etc), through the regular and constant supply of selected and certified seeds to users. The project should finance the decentralization of mango and citrus fruit tree nurseries so as to promote further extension of the species. In the suitable areas, some individuals could be granted credit to produce the species in nurseries and sell them. The main components of the project are as follows: (a) support for certified seed production; (b) institutional support; (c) attendant measures; and (d) project management.
The sectoral objective of the project is to reduce poverty while contributing to the country’s food self-sufficiency and security. The project objective is to increase the production and use of certified seeds.
The main beneficiaries of the project are, first and foremost, the 7,300 seed farmers directly involved in seed production, and then nearly 2,500 women in the women's and mixed seed groups (dry farming, rice and market gardening). The structures of the Ministry of Agriculture in charge of the seed sector which are beneficiaries of the project should have their material and human resources strengthened to enable them to play their full role.
African Development Fund
Service Semencier National (SSN)
|Last Update||06 Mar 2021|