USAID Cereal Value Chain (CVC) Project

Increasing Agricultural Productivity in the Cereals Value Chain

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Summary

The goal of the USAID Cereal Value Chain (CVC) project is to promote inclusive, equitable agricultural sector growth through increased value chain integration and competitiveness, which will lead to broad-based economic growth.

The USAID CVC project takes a facilitative approach to value chain development, ensuring that project efforts lead to sustainable partnerships and increased benefits for all actors operating within the value chains, as well as enhanced long-term food security in the target areas. The project promotes integration, empowerment of women, resilience of vulnerable communities and populations, and inclusive development in the sorghum/millet and rice value chains in Mali.

  • Increase agricultural production and productivity in the cereals value chain
  • Expand market and trade of core value chain products
  • Increase the resiliency of vulnerable communities and households
  • Strengthen local capacities and systems
  • Build capacity across an array of business development services and agricultural production skills
  • Strengthen relationships among value chain actors
  • Support services and promote the enabling environment necessary for long-term competitiveness
  • Reached 41,296 rural households with CVC interventions
  • 31,193 hectares under improved technologies or management practices as a result of CVC assistance
  • 17,808 farmers and others have applied new technologies or management practices as a result of CVC assistance
  • Provided business development services training to 2,339 MSMEs and facilitated access to loans for 4,107 MSMEs
  • Facilitated the disbursement of $916,960 in agricultural and rural loans to beneficiary producer organizations and traders

Funder: USAID
Budget: $21,500,000
Contact: Cecilia Nicolich, cnicolich@acdivoca.org

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