The Agricultural Development Programme (PDA) supports the market orientation of small-scale agricultural and food production in agricultural value chains. The project aims at the sustainable and resource-efficient intensification and improvement of business productivity and the improvement of the supply of raw materials to processing plants. The aim is to increase income, employment and food security in Burkina Faso. This new phase of the PDA focuses on the continuity of the pilot approaches of the previous phase and will focus on the rice and cassava value chains.
The overall objective of the project is to meet the service needs of stakeholders along the rice and cassava value chains.
Main fields of services:
- In cooperation and coordination with the AgFin VG, develop institutionalized agricultural financial products (particularly accessible to women and youth) for standard needs (e.g. savings, revolving loans, investment loans) with selected microfinance institutions.
- Develop a module for basic financial education in addition to existing training formats such as Farm Entrepreneurship Training (BUS), Farmer Business School (FBS), and Good Agricultural Practices.
- Address service needs along the value chain for rice and cassava and develop (additional) offers.
- Develop training, consulting and digital services offerings.
- Design, development (continuation) of training courses for service providers and MSMEs.
- Conceptual development of contract farming and other structured forms of trade relations and preparation of experiences in national and international exchange forums.
- Technical support, implementation and development of the coaching methodology to strengthen the capacities of intermediaries and target groups of the project.
- Piloting and adaptation of the training and coaching approach "Orientation Métier des Organisations Agricoles" (OPA Affaires) to strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations and associative structures to offer effective services to their members.
- Advise associations on how to apply quality standards and criteria along value chains to open up new (institutional) markets.