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Project : Programme de Promotion de l'Emploi et de la Croissance Economique dans l'Agriculture au Niger

Danida reference number
104.Niger.805.200
IATI identifier
DK-1-221850
Implementeringsperiode
01-01-2014 - 31-12-2019
Disbursements USD
9,007,637.00

Description

Building on the experience and results of the previous phase of the agricultural sector programme and the strategic directions of Nigerien and Danish development policies, the programme promotes improved private sector led sustainable economic growth and job creation, based on agricultural value chains. The programme consists of two engagements. Within value chains of production systems in the regions of Zinder and Diffa, the first engagement aims to increase agricultural production and link this to markets by: i) promoting support services for farmers; ii) promoting green technologies; iii) developing the growth and competitiveness potential of specific areas; and iv) supporting sector coordination. This engagement is implemented by the Swiss Development Cooperation. The second engagement aims to increase the development of agro-food business in certain value chains by: i) promoting support services for enterprises; and ii) promoting green technologies. In addition, this engagement will help improve the business climate overall as well as specifically for the value chains. This engagement is implemented by the World Bank (Competitiveness and Growth Support Project).

Risk

The limited capacity of partners can limit programme performance. This programmatic risk is perceived as likely but is mitigated by establishing a support system as well as considerable capacity-building and technical assistance activities. HCI3N may be disbanded after the elections. This institutional risk is perceived as likely, but can be mitigated by redirecting the support to sector ministries. Furthermore, the security situation in the country could jeopardize programme implementation.

Contact (responsible unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Responsible unit

Ouagadougou-Amb.

Telephone

+226 25 32 85 40

E-mail

ouaamb@um.dk

Status

The official starting date of the programme was July 1st, 2014. Component 1 was launched in the second half of 2014 according to the plan, while the agreement with the World Bank concerning the delegation of component two was signed with a six moths delay, which accordingly caused a delay in the implementation of the activities.