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"With its innovative private-public-partnerships and potential positive impact on food security and income generation for smallholder farmers, KCEP is a flagship initiative" said Nadine Gbossa.
The financing agreement was signed today in
The KCEP will contribute to national food security by targeting three main cereals -maize, sorghum and millet- which are both traditional staple food and hold important marketing potential based on the demand.
The programme will support smallholder farmers to increase productivity and profitability of these crops through adoption of value-added agricultural practices: improved seed varieties, adequate fertilizer use and soil and water management; better processing and storage for reduction of post-harvest losses, linkages to markets, and access to formal credit and risk management options.
Implemented by the
Since 1979, IFAD has invested a total of
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