|Approval Date||15 Jul 2022|
|Signature Date||01 Aug 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed operation is a Transition Support Facility (TSF) Pillar I grant of an amount not exceeding UA 4 million to the Federal Republic of Somalia as additional financing for the Multinational Program to Build Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security (BREFONS) in the Horn of Africa, within the framework of the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). The additional financing resources will supplement subcomponent 1.3 of the BREFONS Somalia project which is already structured to supply improved and climate-adapted seeds to beneficiaries. The resources will be used to finance the following activities: (i) Purchase and delivering of native and improved quality varieties of fodder seeds estimated at USD 1.0 million, (ii) |Additional support to fodder banks in BREFONS, estimated at USD 3.8 million, and (iii) Institutional capacity building, estimated at USD 0.6 million.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the living conditions of rural communities in the project's target areas and their livestock by improving their access to water, pasture, and animal health and markets. The specific objective of the project is to (i) increase the productivity of agropastoral production systems, (ii) increase incomes from agropastoral value chains and (iii) enhance the adaptive capacity of the people to better prepare for and manage climate risks and variation.
The project is expected increase BREFONS’s coverage to an additional 50,000 people and their 250,000 livestock by improving their access to pasture. The short-term outcome of the implementation of the additional activities will be the significant improvement of the national domestic food and feed production and productivity, to address the longer-term challenge of food and pasture security, and sustainable livelihoods in the pastoralist communities of country.
Fragile States Facility
Ministry of Finance and Planning
|Last Update||06 Dec 2022|
|Name||EGEH Mohamud Hussein|