SUDAN - Emergency Wheat Production Project (SEWPP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Dec 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 31161
Commitment U.A 56,780,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This intervention concerns Emergency Wheat Production Project (SEWPP). It aims to scale up wheat production and productivity in Sudan to mitigate the impact of the Russia's Invasion of Ukraineon food security and help Sudan achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production in the medium term and become an exporter in the long-term. With large scale delivery of certified quality seeds of climate-adapted varieties, fertilizers, and extension services, the project is expected to boost the wheat production from the current 630,000 tons to 1.52 million tons in two years. Its outcomes will be achieved by (i) large scale delivery of certified quality seeds of climate-adapted varieties, fertilizers, and extension services; (ii) Financing Fertilizer Availability and Affordability; (iii) leveraging digital technologies for the delivery of smart subsidies of certified seeds and fertilizers to ensure transparency and inclusion, especially for youth and women; (iv) strengthening extension services to promote grood agronomic practices, greater fertilizer use efficiency and reduction of postharvest losses; and (v) supporting policy actions and commitments and institutional strengthening to address the structural factors that prevent modern inputs from reaching farmers. The project has four main components, namely: (i) increasing wheat production, productivity and marketing; (ii) financing fertiliser availability and accessibility; (iii) supporting policy reforms and institutional strengthening and (iv) project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall goal is to scale up wheat production and productivity to mitigate the impact of the Russia's Invasion of Ukraineon food security and help Sudan achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production in the short/medium term and become a major exporter in the long-term. The specific objective of the project is to increase production, productivity and profitability of local wheat production by scaling up the delivery of certified seeds of climate resilient wheat varieties and fertilizers to smallholder farmers in the target areas across the country.

Beneficiaries

The project will produce an additional 891,000 MT of wheat (241% increase) food and directly benefit 400,000 smallholder farmer households, including 40% women. The direct beneficiaries will also include seed producers and agro dealers, and 800,000 workers of women and men who will find employment opportunities in the wheat, seed, and fertilizer value chains.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
world food programme

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-AAB-005
Last Update 01 Feb 2023

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Contact Details

Name EGEH Mohamud Hussein
Email m.egeh@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Sudan