Agricultural Value Chains Development Programme (PADEF)
IFAD Asset Request Portlet
Agricultural Value Chains Support Development Programme
PADEF will be implemented in Congo’s 10 rural departments, which comprise 820 villages, 70 districts and 55,000 households.
The overall programme objective is to bring about a sustainable improvement in food security and the incomes of small-scale producers (farmers, livestock breeders and fishers) and to create sustainable employment for rural people, particularly young people and women.
The project, in line with the COSOP 2010-2014, aims to strengthen:
- access by small-scale producers to appropriate agricultural and fishing technologies for production, processing, storage and conservation
- access by small-scale producers to transparent markets for inputs and agricultural and fishing products for the targeted subsectors
- the capacity of peasant organizations (POs) and local authorities to provide services to their members and increase their participation in local development.