• Gabon
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Oct 27, 2017
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.51 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2020

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Project Description

The project aims to provide targeted training for farmers on better management of cooperatives and aware-ness building on the productivity of labour with a view to boost sector competitiveness. The project will have two components, (i) to build the capacities of 45 cooperatives and 2430 farmers involved in the cultivation of palm oil, banana, tomato, cassava and chilli; and (ii) the establishment of an electronic payments system to increase banking access rate and financial inclusion.

Therefore aims to improve the living conditions of farmers, and strengthening their managerial capacity between cooperatives and farmers.

(Source: from disclosure).

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 716410
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
FAPA: 716630.12

Private Actors


Contact Information

Task Manager: DIRABOU YAPI Eric, RDGC2 / no contact details provided at the time of disclosure


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