World Bank Expands West African Farm Scheme

The World Bank has launched the second phase of an agricultural productivity scheme in West Africa. The expanded project, which promotes food security through new knowledge and technologies, will now benefit Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria.

The USD122 million project will be supported by USD90 million in World Bank funding and USD19 million from the Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund. The rest will be provided by participating governments.

The first phase of the project was launched in 2007 in Ghana, Mali and Senegal.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.