According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve access to grain storage and information for agricultural producers in Mexico.
The project has the following components:
Part 1. (Component 1) Grain Storage Infrastructure and Operation. Provision of support for the carrying out of Grain Storage Subprojects in Selected States consisting
of the following activities, including:
(a) the rehabilitation and/or upgrading of existing grain storage facilities, including collection and trade centers, and purchase and installation of required equipment; and/or
(b) the construction of new grain storage facilities, including collection and trade centers, and purchase and installation of required equipment.
Provision of support for the operation and sustainability of [the] grain storage facilities [rehabilitated/upgraded or constructed under Part 1.1 above], including:
(a) (i) the preparation of business plans ; (ii) the carrying out of capacity building activities for grain storage facilities operators, including the preparation of capacity building materials, on
the operation, control and maintenance of grain storage facilities and required equipment acquired under Gran Storage Subprojects; and
(b) the provision of support to grain storage facilities operators and Eligible Grain Producer Organizations on the application of grain quality norms and standards through, inter alia: (i)
the carrying out of capacity building activities on, inter alia, grain quality control and management on-farm; and (ii) the preparation of capacity building materials for grain quality control and management in collecting and trade center.
Part 2. (Component 2) Information for Grain Management, Markets and Monitoring
Provision of support for: (a) the design, operation and maintenance of an information platform on grain markets and management, including: (i) the purchase of required software and hardware and (ii) the carrying out of related capacity building activities on the use of said platform and data collection and exchange; and (b) the carrying out of dissemination activities on the information platform, including the carrying out regular user surveys.
Strengthening the commercialization linkages of grain storage facilities through the following activities, including: (a) the participation of members of Eligible Grain Producer Organizations in agricultural fairs; (b) the carrying out of pertinent analysis on, inter alia, new market opportunities, market segmentation potential, and other strategic needs to improve market penetration and returns.
Provision of support for the monitoring and evaluation of the Project.