Agriculture, Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Programme
The overall project performance assessment of the Agriculture, Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Programme is satisfactory, with one of the key achievements being the prolonged presence and support of IFAD within the targeted area. The programme activities were largely effective in contributing to improved connectivity and access to services, higher income and assets for many households, and greater farm and enterprise productivity. On the other hand, the likelihood of sustainability is being affected by the difficulties in infrastructure maintenance, and by social and economic processes beyond the influence of the project, including rural-urban population drift, increasing areas of fallow land, shortage of labour, crop damage by wild life and climate change.
05 March 2014