Six countries are set to receive grants from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, a multidonor fund that supports country-led agriculture programs.
Burundi, Gambia, Kyrgyz Republic, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania will receive $177 million, divided as follows:
$30 million for water management and irrigation in the regions of Imbo and Mosso in Burundi.
$28 million for a development program in three “highly food-insecure regions” in Gambia. This includes land and water management and aquaculture farming.
$16.5 million for the rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems in Kyrgyz Republic.
$39.6 million for rice and horticulture production, crop diversification and value chain development for selected goods in Malawi.
$40 million for livestock and crop production in three “high-potential, drought-prone zones” in Senegal. This includes providing water management systems, rural roads and vaccination centers.
$22.9 million for the rehabilitation of irrigation projects by local governments. It will also be used for rice input subsidies under an input voucher scheme.
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