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Gambia - Food and Agriculture Sector Development Project (FASDEP) - ESMP Summary
The Food and Agriculture Sector Development Project (FASDEP) seeks to reduce rural household poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition, through increased agricultural production and productivity and commercialisation. The key outcomes will be: reduced constraints hindering agricultural production and productivity and natural resources protected on a sustainable basis; market led private sector environment to foster smallholder commercialization promoted; and, improved food security and nutritional status of vulnerable groups and households. The main outputs of the project include increased agricultural productivity and productivity through enhanced management of existing 3000 ha and development of additional 200 ha under tidal irrigation; 155 ha of improved horticultural schemes and 60 ha of school gardens established; 200 fish ponds, 25 small ruminant and 20 poultry schemes established; 120 agro-business enterprises established and supported with 60% of which are owned by women; 300 kilometres of access roads rehabilitated; 20municipal market structures rehabilitated/constructed with women as principal beneficiaries.