Project profile — Technical assistance: capacity building of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment


Canadian Food Inspection Agency (11001)
2018-11-28 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Senegal (100.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)


This project aims to strengthen the capacities of the Senegalese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment to effectively implement its policies and programs to increase agricultural production and productivity for the benefit of the majority of the population, especially women.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project: 1) increased agricultural production and productivity in Senegal; 2) improved seed certification and quality testing systems; 3) improved capacity of the Ministry to use biotechnology products; 4) improved capacity for the technical application and implementation of International Union for the Production of New Varieties of Plants standards; and increased detailed understanding of Senegalese scientists of the Canadian regulatory system for plants with novel traits.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
27-05-2021 Disbursement $64,355
07-07-2021 Disbursement $193,068
31-03-2022 Disbursement -$62,039
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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