North-west Rural Development Project

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North West Rural Development Project

North-west Rural Development Project

The objective of the project was to increase farming families’ incomes, improve income distribution and facilitate communications and market access.

Activities had the aims of:

  • increasing the production and farm-level storage of such food crops as maize and legumes, and providing loans, technical assistance and training for women
  • increasing production of coffee, the most important cash crop in the province and the country at that time
  • promoting and strengthening cooperatives
  • restructuring and expanding extension services
  • providing institutional support to the province’s planning activities and training centres
  • improving physical infrastructure

The project has generally been considered a good example of integrated rural development.


Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
16 September 1980
1980 - 1990
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 42.57 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 10.67 million
Co-financiers (International)
European Union US$ 10.2 million
German Credit Institution for Reconstruction (KfW) US$ 9.5 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 12.2 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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