Promoting a Cluster Approach for Agricultural Diversification in Guyana (IADB-GY-M1025)

  • Guyana
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 10, 2016
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CARANA Corporation
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.78 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 13, 2016

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Project Description
The project will improve the competitiveness of Guyana's small scale farmers and promote their access to high value export markets. The project will finance the implementation of a cluster farming model which will help small scale farmers to achieve scale and also provide key marketing and agronomic services. The MIF project will focus on developing a network of 20 new contract farms. Farmers who are interested in partnering with CADP will possess their own land, be able to secure access to finance (with adequate financial conditions) and be willing to adopt a series of quality and traceability standards. The project will focus on agriculture farms from 2 to 10 acres, which will grow hot peppers and other horticultural crops based on demand from buyers. The project will be executed by CARANA Corporation, a member of the Palladium group of companies. CARANA is an international services contractor that has worked on other IDB, DFID and USAID projects.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Non Reimbursable Technical Cooperation through the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).
Contact Information
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