Agricultural Value Chain Development Project


The Gambia Agriculture Value Chain Development will be implemented within a period of 5 years (2016-2021). The project has three main components namely (i) Land and Infrastructure Development; (ii) Rice and Livestock Value Chain Development; and, (iii) Project Management. The land and infrastructure development will include: (i) the development of 500 ha of pump irrigation land in block sizes of 40-50 ha; (ii) development of ancillary facilities including construction of 50 km of access roads, 10 drying floors and 10 warehouses; 50 km of stock routes and 5 watering points for livestock and 3 meat stalls with appropriate fencing and equipment; (iii) developing up to 200 poultry production units including 100 broiler and layers and 100 small ruminant fattening and breeding enterprises/units.

Objectif global

To contribute to food and nutrition security and create shared wealth and employments

Objectifs spécifiques

To increase, on a sustainable basis, the income for rural producers and entrepreneurs that are engaged in the production, processing, storage and or marketing of rice and livestock products

To Improve the livelihood of women agri-preneurs along the rice and livestock value chains

Résultats attendus

Development of infrastructure for improved rice production in URR through the development/rehabilitation of 500 ha irrigated land and ancillary facilities akin to the schemes including, 30 Km access road, 6 drying floors and 3 ware houses

Infrastructure for enhanced livestock and livestock product production improved through the provision and operationalization of 95 houses for poultry and small ruminants, 3 modern meat stalls, 10 live bird markets, 300 Km of stock routes, 3 watering points

Rice productivity (yield Mt/ha from 2 Mt/year to 9 Mt/year) enhanced through improved extension delivery (farmer field schools) and improved participation of women and youths

Viable livestock production schemes established through training and monitoring of livestock and poultry entrepreneurs (men and women) by livestock services and the private sector

Supported and strengthened livestock value chain structures/institutions and technical and enhanced marketing capacities of value chain actors


9 368 960


  • Agriculture & chaînes de valeurs
  • Genre


  • Agriculteurs vulnérables
  • Femmes

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables