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Cameroon - Grassfield Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project-Phase II (Grassfield II) - Appraisal Report
The Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Project, Phase II ( Grassfield II) will be implemented in the North-West Region of Cameroon.The main activity of 70% of the region’s population is agriculture and 13% of the country’s rural poor live there. This operation is a sequel to an initial project(2005-2011),which had significant results and a positive impact on the income of the beneficiary communities.However, the Government has sought to consolidate the project achievements due to the persistence of basic needs and the size of the intervention area in relation to the resources allocated.Consequently,and as a continuation of the project’s first phase, this operation will be implemented in those basins with strong production potential, namely Widikum, Santah/Tubah, Gayama and Mbaw/Mbonso covering 8 of the region’s 36 council areas, with a concentration on the first two to maximize the impacts. The selection of these basins was confirmed following a feasibility study conducted by the Government in the project intervention area. This new operation will help to improve agricultural production and the income of the beneficiary communities by creating rural infrastructure and building the capacity of the actors. The estimated outputs are:(a) irrigation development (ID) on 610 ha;(b) rehabilitation of 278 km of rural roads;and(c) establishment of socio-economic support facilities and capacity building for the different partners. The project’s total cost is estimated at UA 25.600 million.