Development of production and marketing infrastructure
The project rehabilitates and constructs new irrigation structures to ensure water control and offers the possibility of practicing large-scale double irrigated cropping to open up production sites, and provides basic social services such as schools, health centers, water points, and multipurpose centers.
Increase in productivity and improved competitiveness
GAFSP enhances the competitiveness and production of irrigated crops by providing support to producers through access to developed plots, provision of quality inputs, and the dissemination of farming and processing best practices. Private cooperatives and operators will also be provided with production equipment and materials, post-harvest, and processing operations. It will work to put in place an agricultural material and equipment leasing mechanism as well as an adapted financing system to facilitate beneficiaries’ access to finance.
Capacity building and support measures
The project focuses on building capacity of local communities and authorities, professional organizations, and technical services. These trainings contribute to increased participation by women and youth in particular, and strengthen their level of organization as well as strengthens communication practices to increase the visibility of project outcomes.