|Title:||Côte d’Ivoire - Agricultural Value Chain Development Support Programme (PADFA) – November 2021|
Fatogoma Yéo, 47 years old and father of three, has been processing rice for 15 years. In September 2020, PADFA connected him to small-scale rice producers. He signed a contract with them to buy all the paddy rice they produced and process it to sell.
“PADFA has promised to help me acquire climate-friendly machines. This will help me to have a good quality of rice I process. I can sell the good-quality rice at a better price, and then give also a better price to the rice producers when I buy their paddy rice. In addition, I can also give jobs to more young people in the village so they do not go to the cities to look for opportunities that do not exist,” said Fatogoma Yéo.
The aim of PADFA is to improve post-harvest activities (packaging, storage, processing, and marketing) of three strategic value chains: rice, vegetables and mango. Thus, stimulating economic growth and improving the food and nutritional security and raising the incomes of the smallholder households in the programme area. In addition, PDAFA will mobilize investments by the domestic private sector by promoting cofinancing, risk-sharing mechanisms and other financial products and services to foster the development of private initiatives.
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|Categories:||New from West and Central Africa|