Agricultural Value Chain Development Support Programme
In Côte d'Ivoire, agricultural development projects have traditionally concentrated on boosting productivity, but insufficient investments have been made in post-harvest activities such as conservation, processing and marketing. The goal of the Agricultural Value Chains Development programme will be to improve post-harvest activities – packaging, storage, processing and marketing--of three strategic value chains: rice, vegetables and mango. This will stimulate economic growth and improve the food and nutritional security as well as the incomes of the smallholder households in the programme area.
PADFA will target 32,500 vulnerable households in the regions of Bagoué, Poro, Tchologo, Hambol and Gbêkê, including 20,000 in the rice value chain, 3,000 in the vegetable and 5,000 in the mango value chains. It will also reach about 4,500 households engaged in processing and marketing.
To promote agriculture as a business that can generate a surplus for smallholder producers, the programme will facilitate commercial partnerships, particularly contracting between producers' organizations and the downstream value chain actors. PADFA will also mobilize investments by the domestic private sector by promoting cofinancing, risk-sharing mechanisms and other financial products and services to foster the development of private initiatives.
08 September 2017
2017 - 2025
Total Project Cost
US$ 70.34 million
US$ 36.89 million
National Government US$ 4.21 million
Beneficiaries US$ 10.24 million