Who are the target beneficiaries of the Project?
The Project will support smallholder farmers and fishers to primarily increase their marketable surpluses and improve their access to markets.
Under the PRDP’s I-REAP Component, small-scale agricultural, livestock and fishery producers, processors and traders who are identified in the provincial or regional priority commodity value chains are the target proponent groups (PGs).
The proponent groups should be existing and duly registered farmer associations or cooperatives that are being strengthened or aggregated into clusters. They will directly benefit from the Project through technical services, capacity building, market linkaging and financial assistance.
On the other hand, the I-BUILD Component will benefit producers, traders and rural population in general through the construction of farm-to-market roads (FMRs), bridges, communal irrigation systems/projects (CIS/CIPs), potable water system (PWS) and other infrastructures such as production, postharvest, processing and marketing facilities that support the development and linking of priority commodity value chains in project areas.
Moreover, the Project will focus on assisting women in enterprise development and the business aspects of farming, postharvest handling and processing, which are typically managed by women.