Agricultural Development and Market Access Support Project (PADAAM) aims to reduce rural poverty in the project intervention area by including stakeholders, both women and men, in diversified and profitable value chains. Its development objective is to sustainably increase the food and nutrition security, as well as the income, of smallholder farmers, particularly women and young adults.
PADAAM has three main components:
Component 1: Strengthening partnerships and creating added value. It aims to: (i) formalize sustainable economic relations between small producers and private individuals; (ii) increase the volume of raw materials processed and marketed in domestic and export markets; (iii) significantly increase small producers’ income; (iv) strengthen the institutional base, governance and management of professional organizations.
Component 2: Improving agricultural productivity and production. It aims to increase the average yields per hectare by 44% and improve the availability and quality of productive and marketing support infrastructure. Main indicators include: 2,500 ha of lowlands developed, 91 storage stores rehabilitated or built and 250 kilometers of agricultural tracks built.
Component 3: Coordination, monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management.