Decent Employment Creation for Vulnerable Lebanese Citizens and Syrian Refugees in Livestock Value Chains (WB-P176547)

  • Lebanon
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$ 3.75 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Aug 31, 2021

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According to bank documents, the project aims to create decent employment opportunities and improve incomes of Lebanese farmers, particularly women, and Syrian refugees.

This would be done by improving animal (dairy livestock and poultry) productivity, improving market access through strengthened animal value chains, and creating job opportunities along the project-supported value chains, in particular for women and Syrian refugees, in the project areas.

Ther project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Dairy value chains development for decent employment generation and increased incomes (US$ 2.25 million): This component would finance activities related to the provision of inputs and structuring and development of the dairy value chain through demand-driven partnerships between Lebanese farmers and off takers and increasing access to finance by providing partial grants to eligible beneficiaries. The improved business is expected to increase demand for labor, providing decent employment opportunities for Syrian refugees. Specifically, the project would finance the activities related to the (1) structuring productive, demand-driven partnerships and business management support (US$ 0.5 million); and (2) the provision of commercialization grants (up to US$ 20,000) to support investment (such as agricultural machinery, small-scale processing equipment, cooling facilities and other equipment) and agricultural inputs (such as feed, forage seeds, veterinary medicines, etc.) for production, value addition, marketing, quality enhancement and food safety. The commercialization grants would be provided to dairy livestock producers (up to 10 dairy cows or equivalent).

  2. Component 2: Poultry value chain input support for improved food and nutrition security and increased incomes (US$ 1.0 million): This activity would finance the distribution of egg-laying chicken and feed and provision of agro-technical advice to refugees in order to tackle food and nutrition insecurity and contribute to improved livelihoods. The activity would also support a limited value chain development, providing opportunities for the poultry producers to sell the surplus products that the family does not require for consumption.

  3. Component 3: Supervision and monitoring (US$ 0.5 million): This component would finance overall project management, monitoring and implementation, including the following aspects: (a) project management and coordination among different actors and stakeholders; (b) monitoring and evaluation, including periodic beneficiary satisfaction survey (at inception, mid-term and project conclusion) including ethnicity and gender disaggregated data; (c) project environmental and social safeguards; (d) project fiduciary administration, internal controls and audit, and (e) citizen engagement mechanism.

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World Bank:
Contact : Sandra Broka Title : Senior Agriculture Economist
Telephone No : 458-9644

Contact : Armine Juergenliemk Title : Agriculture Specialist
Telephone No : 5220+37935

Contact : Faiza Hesham Hael Ahmed Title : Agriculture Specialist
Telephone No : 5380+3783 

Borrower : Non-governmental Organization
Contact : TBD TBD Title : TBD
Telephone No : 0000 Email : TBD@TBD.TBD

Implementing Agencies:
Non-Governmental Organization
Contact : TBD TBD Title : TBD
Telephone No : 0000 Email : TBD@TBD.TBD


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