GUINEA - Project to Support Agropastoral Development Digitisation and Market Access in Guinea (PADDAMAG) (AFDB-P-GN-AA0-026)

  • Guinea
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 14, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Guinea
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 27.75 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 32.15 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the Project to Support Agropastoral Development, Digitisation and Market Access in Guinea (PADDAMAG) aims to improve the contribution of agriculture to the country's economic development while ensuring food and nutritional security for rural households, improving their income, their financial inclusion and their resilience to climate change. The project will also contribute to the implementation of Guinea's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which prioritises, among other measures, better management of agro-pastoralism through the construction of pastoral facilities in order to reduce vulnerability and limit the impacts of climate change. The PADDAMAG is a response to strong demand from grassroots communities and rural communes, driven by the mismatch between the potential of these areas and their insufficient agricultural development. The main components of the project are: (i) development of infrastructure and access to production factors, (ii) securing post-harvest production, facilitating access to finance and the market, and (iii) project management and coordination.

The development objective of PADDAMAG is to make a sustainable contribution to the resilience of food and nutritional security, improved incomes and the financial inclusion of rural communities in the project area. Specifically, the project aims to achieve the following objectives: (i) promote the production of maize and soyabean for processing into poultry and livestock feed; (ii) improve production, processing and marketing infrastructure for the two target crop sectors (maize and soyabean), as well as pastoral infrastructure; (iii) promote innovation and technology transfer; (iv) stimulate the financial inclusion of agricultural sector stakeholders; (v) reduce the vulnerability and strengthen the climatic resilience of livestock farmers; (vi) reduce inequalities between men and women in the agricultural sector and support the empowerment of women in the sector.

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