Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme

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Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme

In line with IFAD’s policy on targeting, the programme is expected to directly benefit 50,000 households, reach 975 producer organizations, and create and support 200 rural microenterprises and small businesses.

The overall development goal of the Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (PADAER) is to contribute to rural poverty reduction and stimulate economic growth.

Focusing on:

  • enhancing supply of agricultural production;
  • value addition and marketing;
  • programme coordination and knowledge management.

The programme will:

  • improve the food security situation and incomes of small-scale producers
  • create sustainable rural employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people.

The programme is fully aligned with the IFAD Strategic Framework (2011–2015). It is also in line with the country strategic opportunities programme (COSOP 2011–2015) that was formulated with the active participation of Government andrepresentative producer organizations.

See also: Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme - Phase II

Status: Closed
Approval Date
15 September 2011
2011 - 2019
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 59.12 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 38.15 million
Co-financiers (International)
Spanish Fund US$ 10.09 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 8.66 million
Beneficiaries additional financing US$ 1.12 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Luyaku Loko Nsimpasi

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