The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a total
Today's financing, with the
Today's additional financing will expand the project activities to benefit 750,000 people, of which 40 percent are women. The funds will scale up ongoing initiatives by developing 3,000 new hectares (ha) of lowland for crop production, installing an additional 2,000 ha of small scale irrigation projects, and introducing an additional 5,000 ha of soil conservation and water harvesting measures. The funds will help construct 800 kilometers of corridors to enable sheep and cattle better access to water resources, improve the development of local poultry vaccination and the promotion of sheep and cattle fattening. New fish farming facilities around water reservoirs and new fish hatchery stations will be built.
The funds also support marketing strategies for food products for 500 farmers' organizations. These activities, such as the construction of an additional 50 community warehouses to hold food crops, and the development of a simple rural credit guarantee scheme, known as Warrantage, will help expand the income generated by farmers. With new income farmers can purchase improved seed, fertilizer, small pumps and other inputs that help to increase yield and production. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be piloted to improve beneficiaries targeting and the project M&E system.
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