ASSAM PROJECT ON AGRI-BUSINESS AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION (APART)
(A WORLD BANK FUNDED PROJECT)
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY COMPONENT
The Government of Assam through Government of India has applied for a credit of US$200 million from the International Development Association (IDA) (a wing of the World Bank group), for implementation of the Assam Project on Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (APART), which is currently under preparatory stage.
Project Development Objective (PDO) : “To add value and improve resilience of selected agriculture value chains, focusing on smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in targeted districts of Assam”.
The project would achieve the PDO by:
Promoting investments in agri-enterprises, reducing the business and transaction costs, facilitating access to finance for agribusiness entrepreneurs, and, where appropriate, push for process, regulatory and/or policy change;
Supporting the development of a modern supply chain; improved information communication technologies (ICT) based farm information and intelligence services, and alternative marketing channels; and Improving producer’s access to knowledge, technologies and infrastructure so that they are able to respond to market opportunities and climate variability.
Project Beneficiaries : Farmers, farmer producer organizations, and entrepreneurs especially in the MSME segment in the targeted districts.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
Number of beneficiaries with improved resilience
Number of new agri-enterprises established
Number of jobs created by targeted agri-enterprises, including for women (percent)
Increase in value of marketed output at the farmer level
Direct project beneficiaries (number), of which female (percentage).
Apart Districts: 1.Kokrajhar, 2.Goalpara, 3.Dhubri, 4.Barpeta, 5.Nalbari, 6.Kamrup, 7.Nagaon, 8.Morigaon, 9.Karbi Anglong, 10. Cachar, 11. Darrang, 12.Sonitpur, 13.Lakhimpur, 14.Golaghat, 15.Jorhat, 16.Sivsagar.
The project broadly focuses on two components:
PORK VALUE CHAIN (PVC) :To be implemented by AHVD
MILK VALUE CHAIN (MVC) Interventions by AHVD in the Cross Cutting areas under Formal Dairy Sector(by West Assam Milk Union Limited (WAMUL) and Informal Dairy Sector by Dairy Development Department (DDD)
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