The food security through commercialization of agriculture programme in West Africa
Best practices and lessons learnt from the development of value chains
As part of the activities being implemented through the Italian contribution to the FAO Trust Fund for Food Security and Food Safety, several projects in different countries and regions are following a common strategy.
In West Africa this Programme, “Food Security through Commercialization of Agriculture” (FSCA), or «Programme Italien pour la Sécurité Alimentaire» (PISA), was conducted in a group of seven countries (the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone), in addition to a Regional Coordination project based in Dakar. The Programme has been financed with an overall budget exceeding USD 21 million.