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Gambia - The Gambia Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP) – ESMP


The principal objectives of this environmental and social assessment and planning and the environmental and social management plan (ESMP) included among others: (i) To describe the baseline environmental conditions of the project sites; (ii) To find as well as to predict what environmental problems are likely to be caused by the implementation of The Gambia Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (AVCDP); (iii) To analyse identified environmental impacts likely to be generated from the project activities; (iv) To find ways and means of avoiding the problems and/or assess the project’s alternatives including “No Alternative”; (v) To make appropriate recommendations for mitigation measures, identify training needs and cost estimates for mitigations as well as defining responsible parties to address any resultant adverse effects; and (vi) To develop an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) that highlights the opportunities and suggests ways and means of enhancing the positive effects of the project.

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