This project, implemented by Swisscontact, aimed to support the Government’s efforts by strengthening the feasibility of these productive initiatives, beginning with the formulation and evaluation of the projects. Technical advice was provided from the planning stage of the productive projects, identifying market opportunities for these projects from a value chain approach. The fact that many of the beneficiaries lived in isolated rural areas of difficult access and low infrastructure with few public services often presents a challenge that can constrain the viability of the projects.
The Agency for the Reinstatement and Normalization (ARN) has identified 40 collective projects and 509 individual projects. The most relevant production projects had to do with livestock, coffee and fish farming. These projects were accompanied by Swisscontact with a team of specialised consultants in each production line who also have experience in the market component.