|Approval Date||11 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||25 Oct 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Agricultural Value Chain Development Programme (AVCP) – Project 1 is designed within the context of the National Development Plan II (NDP II) 2015/16-2019/20, which has been designated by Government of Uganda (GoU) as the second of a series of six 5-year NDPs to translate the country’s Vision 2040 into action. AVCP is a public sector investment project that builds on successful Bank’s investments in Uganda. The project seeks to increase farmer incomes through improvements in Production and Productivity Enhancement, Infrastructure Development and Market Development and Trade Facilitation. It will be implemented over a five-year period along commodity value chain framework, with considerable attention to regulatory reforms. In agreement with Government, the project will focus on three commodity value chains, namely: Rice, Maize and Dairy/Beef value chains; and will comprise of three (3) operational and one (1) management components namely: i) Production and Productivity Enhancement, ii) Infrastructure Development, iii) Market Development and Trade Facilitation; and (iv) Project Management and Coordination.
The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth in Uganda through enhanced productivity and commercialization of agriculture. The project objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through commercial agricultural practices, sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development.
The project will benefit further 300,000 households of which 20% are female headed outside of irrigation command areas, by introducing or improving soil conservation measures in the catchments feeding the irrigation schemes.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL, INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES
|Last Update||12 May 2021|