|Approval Date||06 Jun 2018|
|Signature Date||26 Jul 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP) is part of the Sudan National Agricultural Investment Plan (SNAIP), which aims to achieve widespread socio-economic development driven by a dynamic agricultural sector. The project will be implemented in three states over a duration of five years starting in July/August 2018, and will focus on four commodity value chains: Groundnuts, Sesame, Potato, and Gum Arabic. The project cost is estimated at UA 32.74 million, of which AfDB is financing UA 29.64 million or 90.5% and the Government of Sudan will contribute UA 3.10 million or 9.5%. The main economic benefits of the project are an increase in production and productivity of groundnuts, sesame, gum arabic and irish potatoes, enhanced access to markets and ultimately an increase in beneficiary incomes and strengthening of food security and climate resilience. It has four components which include the following: enhancing production and productivity, infrastructure development for market access and trade facilitation, strengthening gum arabic value chain and project cordination and management.
The overall goal of the AVCDP project is to contribute to the attainment of SNAIP goals in achieving a comprehensive national socio-economic development driven by a dynamic agricultural sector. The specific objective of the AVCDP is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through infrastructure development, market access and trade facilitation as well as enhancing production and productivity.
The project will directly benefit farmers in 158, 756 households (50% females) in seven localities in North Kordofan (Sheikan, El Rahad, Um Rawaba, Brieka, Um Dumm, Um Sumeima, Um Kiredim), 77,701 households six localities in West Kordofan (Gibaish, Al udaya, Alikry, Lagawa, Khammas, and Nyama). Additionally potato farmers of over 50,000 hectares of land currently under potato cultivation in Sudan will directly benefit from the project. The target beneficiaries also include the 200 Gum Arabic Producers Associations (GAPAs) in West and North Kordofan States with emphasis on women and youth. The indirect beneficiaries of the project include over two million residents in the 13 target localities in North and West Kordofan States.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Sudan
Ministère de l’Agriculture et des Forêts
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||EGEH Mohamud Hussein|