In Senegal, a $2.29 million grant to National Council for Concertation and Rural Cooperation (CNCR) will increase the income of young entrepreneurs and their families' food and nutrition security by increasing agricultural productivity and strengthening poultry Producer Organizations. The project will do so by increasing productivity and family poultry production sustainably, to remove the genetic, health, food, technological and organizational constraints, resulting in increased village poultry productivity while also improving marketing and institutional strengthening of poultry producer organizations. For instance, by supporting the establishment of small formalized rural poultry businesses and providing technical and managerial capacity building for young women and men village poultry entrepreneurs, Other activities include facilitating access to basic investments, working capital, and poultry inputs; facilitating animal health services and breeding advice support; supporting the installation of small poultry feed manufacturing units based on local raw materials in the project intervention area. By developing poultry, which is a short-cycle activity that can be repeated several times in a year, it is possible to support rebuilding the asset base of the rural economy. The project will build on the achievements of previous initiatives that developed poultry habitat models and strengthened the capacities of poultry farmers. The project considers family farms as the target population and will support up to 1,400 young women (75 percent) and men (25 percent) village poultry entrepreneurs, aged 20 to 35.
Project StatusUnder Preperation
GAFSP Funding Amount2.01
GAFSP Coordination Unit