According to the bank, the proposed project aims to improve access to markets and climate-smart practices and contribute to the economic inclusion of targeted beneficiaries in select agricultural value chains. Innovation, defined as approaches that are new and/or different for project beneficiaries, will play an important role in achieving this objective in the form inter alia of practices, technologies, and systems. Moving beyond a focus on specific value chain nodes or aspects, the project will promote competitive improvements along the full spectrum of backward and forward value chain linkages.
The indicators used by the bank to evaluate the project are:
Number of beneficiaries (farmers and agri-entrepreneurs) adopting climate-smart practices promoted by the project, disaggregated by gender, youth, Indigenous, Afro-descendants (“climate-smart” indicator) • New jobs created under subprojects financed by the project (“economic inclusion” indicator) • Percentage increase in the value of gross sales of agricultural enterprises based on implementation of the business plans approved in the first 3.5 years of project implementation (“access to markets” and “economic inclusion” indicator) • Percentage of rural producer organizations (RPOs) working under a productive alliance approach 24 months after first disbursement (“sustainability” and “access to markets” indicator)
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