Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme – Phase II (PADAER II) aims to contribute to reducing poverty for women, young people and men living in the programme area by integrating them with profitable, diversified value chains that are resilient to climate change. The development objective is to sustainably improve the food security and incomes of smallholder crop and livestock farmers and to create permanent, well-paying jobs for rural people, particularly women and young people.
PADAER II has three components:
Component 1: Enhancing the supply of agricultural production. It aims to quantitatively and qualitatively boost the supply of agricultural and livestock products through the development of practices and mechanisms that facilitate the access of smallholders to factors of production and agriculture advisory services, and development of rural infrastructure.
Component 2: Value addition and marketing of agricultural production. It seeks to increase the share of smallholder production processed, home-consumed and commercialised in local and regional markets.
Component 3: Coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. PADAER II will be coordinated by a Light Coordination Unit to which the Government will grant administrative and financial management autonomy.