Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement & Commercialization (SAPEC)

    The SAPEC project covers 12 of Liberia’s 15 counties, excluding Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties. Total cost is approximately US$52.9 million supported by grants from World Bank’s Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) Trust Fund grant of US$46.5million; and ADF (AfDB) grant of US$6.4 million.

    Location:               Grand Gedeh, RiverGee,Maryland, Sinoe, Grand  Bassa, Bomi, Gbarpolu,Grand Capemount, Montserrado, Margibi.
    Type Of Project:  Loan
    Type Of Support:      Agricultural Infrastructure Rehabilitation, Capacity Building (Training), Production & Post Harvest Technologies
    Source Of Funding:  AFDB, GoL
    Executing Agency:      Ministry of Agriculture
    Implementing Agency/Unit: Programme Management Unit (PMU)
    Budget:          USD  GAFPS/WB $46.5
    Project Duration:   Five (5) yrs: 2013-2017



    The overall goal of the project is to reduce rural poverty and household food insecurity.

    The specific objective is to increase the income of smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs particularly women. The project is also aimed at improving technology adoption at farm levels and the building of the capacity of the Liberian Agriculture Sector.


    1. Enhance incomes of small holder farmers, particularly women and rural youth
    2. Intensify land under cassava, rice and vegetable production and improve land husbandry

    Targeted Beneficiaries:

    110,000 direct beneficiaries. 40% women

    Project Components:

    1. Crop production ,intensification  & Marketing
    2. Capacity building and institutional strengthening
    3. Project management

    Expected Results:

    To reduce rural poverty and household food insecurity on a sustainable basis. The specific objectives are to:

    (i) Expand irrigable land and improve land husbandry, intensify production, and increase value added and market access; and

    (ii) Improve technology generation, dissemination, adoption, coordination, management, and implementation capacities at the MOA and other key institutions.


    1. Agricultural Implements, Agro-chemicals, Technical Services, Goods & Supplies, infrastructural post harvest technology, agro machines

    Project Status: By January 2013

    Project Sustainability plan:

    Small holder farming  households  will their transformed Upland rain-fed farms from subsistence to commercially oriented agriculture  through improved crop varieties with extension services made available.  Increase in  the formation of farmers base organization into commercial base organization in managing  and  producing quality goods as an enterprise  including  women,  and rural youth in selected crop enterprises in the target counties.

     Project Coordinator:  William Kawalawu, Sr


     phone No.: Cell: +231770517302 | +231888303114 |