NEPAD
New Partnership for
Africa's Development (NEPAD)

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture
Development Programme (CAADP)
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations

Investment Centre Division

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS

SUPPORT TO NEPAD-CAADP IMPLEMENTATION
TCP/MAR/2904 (I)
(NEPAD Ref. 05/16 E)
Volume VII of VII

BANKABLE INVESTMENT PROJECT PROFILE

Strengthening the Agro–Processing Capacity of Rodrigues

February 2005

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations

I. PROJECT BACKGROUND

A. Project Origin

B. General Information on the Island of Rodrigues

C. Status of the Three Proposed Sub–sectors to be Developed

(i) Pig Farming

(ii) Lime Production

(iii) Chilli Production

II. PROJECT AREA

A. Areas Earmarked for the Lime and Chilli Filières

B. Areas Earmarked for the Pork Filière

C. General Infrastructure Development

III. PROJECT RATIONALE

A. Strategic Framework

B. Pig Farming

C. Lime Production

D. Chilli Production

IV. PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Short–term Objectives: Investment in Infrastructure and Development of the Primary Production Base

Medium–term Objective: Enhancing the Agro–processing Capacity of Rodrigues

Long–term Objectives

V. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A. Background

B. Project Components

The Programme Management Unit (PMU)

Setting up of a Rodrigues Trade and Marketing Agency (RTMA)

Formal establishment of the Filières through Mandatory Grouping of Farmers in Organizations

Modernisation of the DoA's Agricultural Services and Setting up of New Support Services to Develop and Strengthen Farm–Agribusiness Linkages

Infrastructure Development

Capacity Building

VI. INDICATIVE COSTS

VII. PROPOSED SOURCES OF FINANCING

VIII. PROJECT BENEFITS

A. Socio–economic Aspirations

B. Creation of a Rodrigues Label

C. Modern, Professionalized and Enhanced Background for Agricultural Activities

D. Environmental Benefits

IX. IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS

X. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS

XI. ISSUES AND PROPOSED ACTIONS

XII. POSSIBLE RISKS

Appendix 1: Map of Sites Identified for Pig Rearing

Appendix 2: Map of Rodrigues Showing Proposed Sites for Chilli and Lime Production

Appendix 3: Codex Standards

Appendix 4: Bibliography