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Family Farming, Resilience and Markets project in Upper and Middle Guinea

The Family Farming, Resilience and Markets Project in Upper and Middle Guinea will target 65,000 households involved in family farming in 15 prefectures of Upper Guinea and Middle Guinea regions. These are the poorest parts of the country, with poverty rates of 67.5 per cent and 55.4 per cent, respectively. Critical target groups are women and young people who will account for 30 per cent and 40 per cent of beneficiaries, respectively.

In the Upper Guinea and Middle Guinea regions, the potential of agriculture for improving livelihoods and food security is high and soil and climate conditions are well suited to agriculture, although only 25 per cent of arable land is being cultivated.

The project will aim to sustainably increase their incomes, build their resilience to external shocks such as climate change, and improve their nutritional status and their access to local, urban and regional markets. AgriFARM will train 30,000 smallholders in improved resilient cropping techniques and 10,000 farmers will receive agricultural production kits. The project will support 50 producers' organizations to strengthen the market services provided to their members, and provide financing for agricultural and rural entrepreneurship.

The project will also rehabilitate 600 km of rural roads and of sections of national highways in packed earth, construct 21 markets and install 46 management and maintenance structures for markets and rural tracks. It will set up 21 public-private partnerships for sustainable market management and provide technical and financial support for 2,000 rural businesses.

President's report:

Proposal for a loan and grant to the Republic of Guinea for the Family Farming, Resilience and Markets Project in Upper and Middle Guinea
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Status: Ongoing

Country

Guinea

Approval Date

17 April 2018

Duration

2018 - 2024

Sector

Rural Development

Total Project Cost

US$ 120.64 million

IFAD Financing

US$ 30.9 million

Co-financiers (International)

OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 25 million

Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa US$ 15 million

Co-financiers (Domestic)

Fonds Belge pour la Sécurité Alimentaire US$ 5 million

Beneficiaries US$ 4.29 million

National Government US$ 11 million

Financing Gap

US$ 29.45 million

Financing terms

DSF Grant/Highly Concessional

Project ID

2000001059

Project Contact

Gianluca Capaldo


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