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The project Niger Additional Financing to the Agro-sylvo-pastoral Exports and Markets Development Project is now in the pipeline. To see more information, see the project information in the World Bank project database The Agro-Sylvo Pastoral Exports and Markets Development Project of Niger objective and the main components of the Additional Financing (AF) will remain the same as the original project. The AF will build on past successes to ensure the consolidation and scaling-up of sub-projects implemented in the original project, the diversification into new value adding segments (storage, processing, and marketing), and the linkages with the commercial banking sector. An additional focus of the AF will be the enhanced support to the operational strengthening of established Interprofessions or Inter professional organizations: livestock products, onion, cowpeas, sesame, tiger nuts, and gum Arabic). This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide Additional Financing to the Republic of Niger in the amount of US$13.8 million for the Niger Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral Exports and Markets Development Project (PRODEX). The PRODEX aims at adequately addressing the numerous constraints that continue to hinder the competitiveness of supply chains and the development of agriculture and livestock in Niger. The proposed Additional Financing would help finance the costs associated with the scaling up of PRODEX activities, with a view to securing a higher level of Development Objective achievements over an additional two-year project implementation period. The AF will enhance the project impact by expanding its coverage to a larger group of emerging market-oriented small and medium enterprises in project-targeted agriculture and livestock Value Chains. Project impact will also be enhanced by laying the groundwork for a sound exit strategy and strong sustainability.

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