|Approval Date||30 Aug 2016|
|Signature Date||03 Feb 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31220|
The Agroforestry Technical Assistance Facility (ATAF) aims is to promote the development of sustainable agriculture based on agroforestry by relying on small farmers, through a Public-Private Partnership with agroforestry companies. The support includes promoting and introducing new agro-forestry techniques, development of new value chains, strengthening capabilities of producer organizations and enhancing market access. The programme includes four components. The first is Development of Agro-forestry Models - This component aims to improve agricultural practices of agro-forestry and their integration in the crop and local production systems, improve and diversify the income of farmers as well as transmit sustainable practices to local populations in rural areas. The second component focuses on Market Assessment and development of value chains - The aim of this component is to develop new value chains and activities, strengthen capabilities of producer organizations and integrate peripheral producers, and improve their connections to local and regional policies. The third is Agro-forestry Model Promotion and Replication - The objective of this component is to widely disseminate the results of the TA to public and private funders interested in developing ecologically intensive models of agriculture (integrating agroforestry). The fourth component is Management and external evaluation - This component is related to project management and external evaluation.
The overall goal of the technical assistance programme is to (a) improve the performance of the Agro-forestry sector, (b) increase SME productivity,(c) increase diversification of smallholder farmers’ income, (d) increase inputs purchased from sustainable smallholder producers, and (e) increase in sustainably managed land.
The main beneficiaries of this technical assistance program are micro and small businesses, small-scale farmers, small producers, associations, cooperatives and other support groups that are part of a value chain of large-scale agro-forestry companies, the public and private investors and research and development organizations.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Common Fund for Commodities
|Last Update||31 Jul 2021|