Agricultural Services Project: Smallholder Food Security Sub-project

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Agricultural Services Project: Smallholder Food Security Sub-project

Agricultural Services Project: Smallholder Food Security Sub-project

The Agricultural Services Project had nationwide coverage, but the IFAD-supported sub-project focused on specific regions and target groups. IFAD investments were targeted to poor small-scale farming households, especially those headed by women. Funds supported development of grass-roots institutions within the broad institutional and policy framework provided by the Agricultural Services Project.

The objective of the sub-project was to improve income and food supplies for small-scale farmers by providing agricultural services, access to cash crops and improved inputs. The sub-project included a focus on:

  • improving extension services
  • improving the supply of inputs such as fertilizer and seeds. Including hybrid maize and burley tobacco
  • promoting the development of small-scale irrigation
  • strengthening local institutions and improving rural poor people’s access to financial services


Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
15 September 1993
1993 - 2000
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 79.14 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 13 million
Co-financiers (International)
African Development Bank US$ 12.69 million
World Bank: International Development Association US$ 45.72 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 7.72 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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