West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-1C Liberia)

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The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Project is funded by The World Bank credit (US$6 million) and Japanese Trust Fund grant (US$8 million). The goals and the objectives of the project are to: (1) enhance food security, reduce importation of rice and increase incomes of smallholder rice producers, and (2) generate and accelerate the adoption of improved technologies in priority crops of Liberia including rice. The project will be concentrated in eight counties: Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Maryland, River Gee, Gbarpolu, Margibi, Bong and Bomi.
WAAPP 1C Liberia Project Brief
Project No.  
Project Title (full Name) West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)
Project Counties/districts/towns:

Grand Gedeh, Sinoe, Bomi, Bong, Margibi, Gbarpolu, Maryland, River Gee 


Project Type: loan (World Bank) & Grant (Japan)
Project Budget: USD14,600,000.00( IDA: USD 6,000,000.00; Japan: USD 8,000,000.00; GOL; USD 600,000.00
Field support: 1. policy 2. R&D 3.Extension &Training 4 production 5. marketing 6. post harvest 7. irrigation 8. credit 9.seed 10, others
Type of support: Infrastructure, capacity buidling,  increased food (cassava and rice) production 
Funding Sources  (funding Agencies): World Bank, Japan and Government of Liberia
Project benefecaries (direct/indirect): 150,000 (Farmers, researchers, Universities, Ministry of Agriculture, Central Agriculture Research Institute, CBOs& FBOs)
Project Duration (dd/mm/yy): five years  July 2011-June 2016
Goal of the Project: To achieve self sufficiency and export capacity for rice and cassava production whilst improving productivity in rice and cassava along their respective value chains
Objective of the Project: Improving the productivity of rice and cassava along their value chain in order to enhance Liberia's food self sufficiency and regional competitiveness
Project Components:
  1. Establish enabling conditions for regional cooperation and market integration
  2. Establishing National Centers of Specializations
  3. Funding for demand driven technology generation and dissemination and adoption,
  4. Project coordination, management, monitoring and evaluation
Expected result/output:
  1. Establish Enabling Conditions for sub-Regional Cooperation and Market Integration. 
  2. Establishing National Centers of Specializations (NCOS).
  3. Funding for Demand- Driven Technology Generation and Dissemination.
  4. Project Coordination, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Project inputs: Agricultural Implements, Agro-chemicals, , Technical Services, Goods & Supplies, infrastructural)
Executing Agencies: Ministry of Agriculture
Implmenting Agencies: Programme Management Unit (PMU)
Project status: On-going
Project Coverage: 8 counties (Bong, Margibi, Bomi, Gbarpolu, Grand Gedeh, Rivergee, Maryland & Sinoe)
Contact person: J. Cyrus Saygbe, Sr.
Email-tel no.: cyrus.saygbe@moaliberia.org;csaygbe@moa.gov.lr;jcs@yahoo.com
Contact Number: 00231 880 828 775