Zambia: Agricultural Development Support Program

May 16, 2006

IDA GRANT: US$37.2 Million

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The main objective of this project is to increase the commercialization of smallholder agriculture by promoting the development of a network of well-functioning and competitive value chains.  It will provide resources for (i) working capital and term lending for investments in agricultural production and marketing; (ii) develop innovative business linkages between smallholders and other actors in the target supply chains; and (iii) target investments in public goods (for example, improving rural roads) and in key public sector functions. The project will also improve smallholders’ access to markets and the competitiveness of their agricultural commodities.

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Aby Toure
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