$51.5 million to boost incomes of rural people and increase food security by developing the untapped potential of high-potential areas.
GAFSP co-finances the Agriculture Growth Program (AGP) which aims to increase agricultural productivity and market access for key crop and livestock products in targeted woredas with increased participation of women and youth. The AGP particularly focuses on developing the untapped potential of relatively well-endowed areas. In the project area, the AGP will: (i) sustainably increase agricultural productivity and production; (ii) accelerate agricultural commercialisation and agro-industrial development; (iii) reduce degradation and improve productivity of natural resources; and (iv) improve food and nutrition security and protect vulnerable households from natural disasters.
Interactive Map: Ethiopia
This interactive map of Ethiopia identifies the woredas (districts) where the AGP is active. GAFSP contributes about 23% of the total AGP financing, which is also supported by other development partners, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). GAFSP funds are being channeled into a pooled AGP fund to increase donor coordination and to decrease project administrative costs.
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The map is broken down into 11 regions, 81 zones, and 550 woredas (districts). The 83 AGP project areas (at the woreda level) are spread across the four regions of Amhara, Oromiya, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR). AGP activities are primarily in the highlands temperate mixed zones, where the climatic conditions are relatively temperate and that, with AGP support, have considerable potential for agricultural growth. In these areas small-scale farmers crop an average area of less than 1 hectare (ranging between 0.25 and 2.3 hectares). The interactive map shows sub-national poverty and population density data, as well information on the predominant farming systems in the various regions.
Selected Supervising Entities:
World Bank (Investment activities), FAO (Technical Assistance activities)
Mr. Andrew Goodland (Task Team Leader (Senior Agriculture Economist), firstname.lastname@example.org) for the World Bank, based in Addis Ababa.
Mr Garry Smith (Principal Advisor, Garry.Smith@fao.org, +39 06 5705 5432) for FAO, based in Rome.
Mr. Castro Camarada (FAO Representative for Ethiopia, Castro.Camarada@fao.org, +251 11 6478749) for FAO, based in Addis Ababa.
Official Project Documents:
GAFSP Specific Project Paper - Latest Version December 28, 2011 (pdf)
Original Project Appraisal Document - September 3, 2010 (pdf)
FAO Technical Assistance Document - June 2012 (pdf)
GAFSP Proposal with Endorsements
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy
CAADP Post Compact Investment Plan
CAADP Technical Review