|Approval Date||25 Jun 2007|
|Signature Date||25 Jun 2007|
|Planned Completion Date||25 Jun 2013|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Rural Finance and Community Improvement Programme (RFCIP) is designed during the reconstruction phase following the 11-year civil conflict which ended in 2002. It aims to build the capacity of the rural finance sector at the micro, meso and macro levels. The programme should form collective semi-formal institutions such as Financial Services Associations (FSAs) and formal institutions such as community banks. It should also work on building apex institutions such as Technical Assistance Agency (TAA). The RFCIP consists of three components, namely: (1) access to Rural Financial Services; (2) support to Community Development; and (3) programme management.
The overall goal of the programme is to reduce rural poverty and household food insecurity on a sustainable basis.
The programme aims at serving the economically active rural poor, particularly women and the youth. The primary target groups are: (1) smallholder farming households, including female-headed households; (2) micro and small-scale entrepreneurs, including women; and (3) youth, including ex-combatants and sexually-abused young women/single mothers.
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|