The ADSP is an agricultural development project whose primary implementation agency is the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The Project is financed by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) through a Sector Investment Grant of US$37.2 million.
Project Development Objective
The project development objective is to support increased commercialization of smallholder agriculture through improved productivity, quality and efficiency of value chains where smallholders participate. The project’s central aim is to improve smallholders’ access to markets and the competitiveness of their agricultural commodities. The project, therefore, focuses on high potential agricultural areas and adopts a value chain approach to make sure that all levels of the chains are operating efficiently and increasing value added.
The ADSP has employed a value chain approach to address challenges faced by smallholder. The value chain approach requires working with all players in potentially profitable agricultural supply chains. Thus, the project beneficiary groups include not only smallholder farmers but also agribusiness enterprises, large-scale estate and commercial farmers, input suppliers, processors, traders, and financial institutions, who form part of the value chains where smallholder agricultural producers exist.