Agropastoral Development and Local Initiatives Promotion Programme in the South-East – Phase II
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Agropastoral Development and Local Initiatives Promotion Programme for the South-East - Phase II
This initiative is intended to build upon the achievements of the first phase of the programme, which was cofinanced by IFAD and the OPEC Fund for International Development. The programme's target population comprises more than 13,000 households engaged in small-scale crop and livestock farming. Women account for between 30 per cent and 60 per cent of the participants, depending on the type of activity.
The objectives of this phase are to contribute to improved living conditions and rural poverty reduction by:
- Improving the management and productivity of collective and private rangeland, and of rainfed and irrigated farming systems
- Diversifying income sources and expanding employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups, including young people and women
- Empowering communities to take charge of their own development.
To achieve its objectives, the programme supports agropastoral development; promotion of local economic initiatives and employment; and institutional support. Expected results include improvements in participatory rangeland management, and increased agricultural and livestock production and productivity – as well as better road infrastructure, more income-generating opportunities and stronger farmers' organizations.