According to the Bank’s website, the project is designed as a sector budget support (SBS) to provide resources to Cameroon. These resources will be used to rapidly procure necessary agricultural inputs and facilitate outreach to farmers, while amplifying the dynamics of reforms indispensable for improving sector governance. Hence, the operation will focus on the agricultural sector and will support the implementation of institutional policies and reforms recently deployed but still not operational or undergoing review. The PARPAC is articulated around two components, both of which aim to boost food production by (i) facilitating access to agricultural inputs and (ii) providing support for the agricultural extension system and food resilience. These two components are each accompanied by specific reforms and actions to be taken as part of the project's strategic measures.
PARPAC's main objective is to boost the production of Cameroon's main agricultural crops (rice, maize, sorghum/millet, soybeans, potatoes, oil palm, and market garden crops/tomato) in the short and medium term. This is to mitigate the impact of the food crisis by assisting farmers and the government with the necessary resources to supply agricultural inputs (quality seeds or seedlings, and fertilisers), as well as through support for agricultural extension and the implementation of food resilience measures, while minimising the carbon footprint and taking measures to limit the vulnerability of production systems to climate risks.
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