The project has four components:
(i) Crop Productivity Improvement;
(ii) Value Chains Agribusiness Development;
(ii) Infrastructure Development; and
(iii) Project Coordination, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Project development goal: The development objective of the project is to transform agricultural value chains for food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation.
The project has a great potential in contributing to the twin objectives of the Bank
The benefits of the project include improved food and nutrition security, job creation and wealth creation for commodity value chain actors. Through improved agricultural production, productivity and market linkages, about 20,000 jobs will be created, of which women and youths account for about 60%, along the value chains. It is envisaged that there will be income increase by 25% along the value chains and employment of women and youth in the agriculture sector. The crowding in of private sector investment in terms of investment volume as a result of the demonstration of improved technologies and production systems will be a key indicator of success.
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