LOCATION

Cameroon, Ivory Coast, (Kurdistan : 2008-2014 ; Liban : 2010-2012)

PROJECT LAUNCH

2008

Ask for more information about support program to rural development: sophie.bieque@iecd.org

Support agri-food stakeholders in rural environments

Since 2014, the IECD and its partners from the Enterprises Development Network (EDN) have been extending their expertise from urban areas to rural areas and from VSEs to SMEs. The agricultural sector provides more than half the jobs in Africa, but its potential is still underexploited: many farmers do not find money-earning openings for their products and their processing enterprises struggle to develop. Agri-food is a major challenge for local economic development. For 3 years, the IECD has supported the structuring of the sector via two programs, APONH and TRANSFORM, in order to ensure an impact on all the sector’s stakeholders.