|Approval Date||15 Dec 1999|
|Signature Date||20 Nov 2000|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2009|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Smallholder Agricultural Development Project addresses the pressing issue of poverty reduction in the North West Region of Uganda. The project focuses on enhancing food crop production, with which the beneficiaries are familiar and also encourages private supply systems for the inputs so that the technologies, once established, can be sustained. It is articulated around five components: (i) Production Enhancement Component, which aims to improve land and labour productivity by increasing crop yields per hectare, encouraging more profitable crop combinations and expanding cultivated area per household; (ii) Marketing Opportunities Component which aims to expand market opportunities, reduce marketing losses and enhance the market value of commodities; (iii) Rural Infrastructure Component, which aims to improve rural access roads linking farms to markets and market infrastructures; (iv) Micro Credit and (v) Support for Coordination and Management. The project will be implemented over a five-year period.
The project aims to contribute towards achieving reduction in poverty by enhancing food security and increased household incomes of smallholders throughout the North West Region. The project’s objective is to improve agricultural productivity in the Region, consistent with the government policies of sustainable economic growth with regional equity and poverty reduction.
The project will directly target 51,000 farm families but in general will benefit over 200,000 households or about 1.24 million rural persons in the project area.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture - Forestry
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|