Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

Value chain development in support of sustainable intensification in Africa

Objective

To develop value chains in support of sustainable intensification in Africa.

Status of the project
CLOSED

Major results
  • Trained farmers in business entrepreneurship and agricultural marketing at Songhai Centre of excellence in Benin.
  • Organized one regional workshop to train FIRST officers and other officers at RAF/ SROs in integrated sustainable intensification and value chain development approach.
  • Organized five country level information events during annual national agricultural fairs to present the opportunities and requirements of selected value chain/s of interest.
  • Conducted a comparative assessment of the national strategic frameworks related to agriculture and trade development.
  • Organized two sub-regional consultations with national and regional stakeholders to discuss opportunities for synergies and regional complementarities on specific value chains, taking into consideration their potential for job creation, particularly for youth and women.
  • Provided assistance to countries to develop project proposals to support the value chain/s of interest, with particular attention to their effectiveness in promoting youth and women employment and entrepreneurship.

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