According to the Bank’s website, the proposed operation is an AfDB loan, not exceeding EUR 10 million, to the Government of Cabo Verde, to finance the Emergency Food Production Programme. This is a sector-based budget support operation prepared under the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). This operation aims to mitigate external shocks by focusing on making seeds and fertilisers available to farmers. The programme is subdivided into three components: (i) Improve access to certified seeds and advisory support; (ii) Improve farm access to fertilisers; (iii) Improve agriculture sector governance and public policy implementation. It will be implemented from December 2022 to June 2024.
The objective of the Program is to contribute to food sovereignty and nutritional security. Its specific objective is to increase agricultural production and farmer incomes (maize, tubers and roots, beans, vegetables), in the short- and medium-terms, and build farmers' resilience against the drought that has hit the country recurrently.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/