Smallholder Commercial Agriculture Project

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Smallholder Commercial Agriculture Project

This project is designed to continue providing the country's most vulnerable rural households with sustainable opportunities to access income from fair trade crops in both niche export and domestic markets. The project has four components:

  • Development of family plantations
  • Consolidation of producer organizations
  • Introduction of new intervention areas
  • Coordination, management, and monitoring and evaluation.

The project operates nationwide, specifically targeting single-parent households headed by women and households with young people.

Status: Closed
Sao Tome and Principe
Approval Date
13 September 2014
2014 - 2019
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 9.79 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 6 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 1 million
Financing Gap
US$ 1.19 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant
Project ID
Project Contact
Emime Ndihokubwayo

Project design reports

Project design reports

Document de Conception de Projet Region: West and Central Africa

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




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Impact assessment: PAPAFPA and PAPAC

April 2019
The Participatory Smallholder Agriculture and Artisanal Fisheries Development Programme (PAPAFPA) and the Smallholder Commercial Agriculture Project (PAPAC) are complementary projects designed to improve the livelihoods of smallholders in Sao Tomé and Príncipe. PAPAFPA, which has now closed, created farmers’ cooperatives to improve the development of organic cacao, coffee, and pepper value chains through increased commercialization in domestic and niche export markets.