Rice Irrigation Project: ADF supports Agriculture Sector Development in The Gambia

19/05/2005
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Rice Irrigation Project: ADF supports Agriculture Sector Development in The Gambia

This project will lead to a substantial increase in agriculture production and will contribute to poverty alleviation as well as improve food security.

The project will benefit some 2, 300 in the country’s low land areas, of which 95% are women, and is expected to create more than 4,500 seasonal jobs and contribute to foreign exchange earnings of up to US$ 2 million a year.

The project will also strengthen the capacity of Department of State of Agriculture, local communities and beneficiaries.

The Bank Group's operations in Gambia started in 1971. This agreement brings the ADB Group’s commitment to a total amount of UA 184.4 million (US$ 280 million).

*1 UA = 1.51678 US$ as at 01/05/2005