Sudan - Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Jun 2018
Signature Date 26 Jul 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 28,950,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Sudan
Ministère de l’Agriculture et des Forêts
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests


IATI identifier 46002-P-SD-AAZ-008
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Name EGEH Mohamud Hussein

Geographic Location

Country Sudan