South Sudan - Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development Project (AMVAT)


Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2020
Signature Date 03 Feb 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 10,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development Project (AMVAT) provides the opportunity to address some of the fundamental constraints to agricultural growth in South Sudan. It aims to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction and building of community and household resilience. AMVAT takes an Agricultural Value Chain Approach including supporting the development of producer associations. The project will support and complement the entire value chain by supporting farmer households engaged in the identified value chains of maize, sorghum, groundnuts and sesame. The project will establish 20 Aggregation Business Centres (ABCs), 100 Business Producer Associations (BPAs) and 10 Seed Enterprise Groups (SEGs) to provide improved seeds to the BPAs and outside markets. The project will also provide food safety training for laboratory technicians and other stakeholders in the food chain market system which will provide safer and more healthy food for over 500,000 people. The AMVAT has four main components, namely: (i) increase agricultural productivity and production; (ii) improve market-place economic and social infrastructure; (iii) enhance market and trade enabling environment; and (iv) project management and coordination.

Project Objectives

The development goal of AMVAT is to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction and building of community and household resilience. Specific objectives include to: (i) increase agricultural productivity, (ii) increase agro-processing, aggregation and marketing of agricultural produce, and (iii) increase trade in agricultural products.

Beneficiaries

The project will benefit 20,000 farming households (about 120,000 individuals) in the three states of Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria and Jonglei. It will target households that have been receiving food aid over the past several years (many of them IDP returnees) but are now ready to graduate into agricultural development activities to produce crops for food and marketing for increased incomes.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-AAZ-001
Last Update 01 Dec 2021

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Contact Details

Name MPYISI Edson Rurangwa
Email e.mpyisi@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan