According to bank provided information, Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development Project (AMVAT) provides the opportunity to address some of the fundamental constraints to agricultural growth in South Sudan. It aims to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction and building of community and household resilience. AMVAT takes an Agricultural Value Chain Approach including supporting the development of producer associations. The project will support and complement the entire value chain by supporting farmer households engaged in the identified value chains of maize, sorghum, groundnuts and sesame. The project will establish 20 Aggregation Business Centres (ABCs), 100 Business Producer Associations (BPAs) and 10 Seed Enterprise Groups (SEGs) to provide improved seeds to the BPAs and outside markets. The project will also provide food safety training for laboratory technicians and other stakeholders in the food chain market system which will provide safer and more healthy food for over 500,000 people. The AMVAT has four main components, namely: (i) increase agricultural productivity and production; (ii) improve market-place economic and social infrastructure; (iii) enhance market and trade enabling environment; and (iv) project management and coordination.
The development goal of AMVAT is to contribute to reduced food insecurity, poverty reduction and building of community and household resilience. Specific objectives include to: (i) increase agricultural productivity, (ii) increase agro-processing, aggregation and marketing of agricultural produce, and (iii) increase trade in agricultural products.
MPYISI Edson Rurangwa
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