Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Oct 29, 2020
Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2020
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to test a model of aggregation to improve competitiveness and accessibility to markets and climate resilience for small-scale rural producers in selected pilot areas for selected value chains (tomatoes, dates, poultry) by: (i) promoting strategic productive alliances between smallholders and private sector, (ii) empowering rural producers through the development of self-managed organizations, (iii) increasing access to productive assets and technology, and iv) promoting more effective and climate smart practices in Basra (tomatoes and dates), Babylon (dates and poultry), and Erbil (poultry) Governorates. The higher-level objective to which the project will contribute is to revitalize competitive agri-food value chains, create new employment and sustainable livelihoods opportunities.
The project has four components:
Component 2: Investing in supply chains (USD 3.8 million). Based on the identified needs in production systems required to meet standards demanded by buyers/producers, this component will (1) provide productive investments, technical assistance, and business development, (2) identify technical experts and other relevant service providers with the capacity/knowledge to help production systems and supply chains meet standards required. Where relevant these investments would include CSA attributes.
Component 4: Project Coordination, Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (USD 0.4 million). This component will ensure effective project administration and management and produce regular monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reports. Specifically, it will finance: (i) project administrative, technical, and financial management (FM); (ii) coordination among all partners to ensure an efficient flow of information and support to all actors; (iii) effective contractual arrangements with service/technology providers; (iv) M&E of project performance and project financial, environmental, and social impact management; (v) timely communication of results (e.g. publicize and disseminate project results, best practices and success stories and consistent citizen engagement). All Project Implementation Agency staff are expected to be fully qualified to undertake their assigned responsibilities.
Contact : Timothy D Robertson
Title : Senior Agriculture Specialist
Telephone No : 458-4396
Contact : Armine Juergenliemk
Title : Young Professional
Telephone No : 5220+37935
Borrower : Ministry of Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Contact : Salah ElHajjHassan
Title : FAO Country Representative
Email : Salah.ElHajjHassan@fao.org
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