July 10

African Development Bank Grants $17 Million to Promote Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Value Chains in Mauritania

The African Development Bank (ADB) Group Board of Directors has approved a grant of $17 million to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to implement the Project for Promotion of Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Value Chains and Women’s Entrepreneurship (French acronym PCVASGEF).

This project is financed under the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) and aims to increase productivity and add value to agricultural products to boost women’s income and support female entrepreneurship in Mauritania.

Photo courtesy of Bioversity International.

Source: African Development Bank Group (link opens in a new window)

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