Project Overview: The proposed Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme – Project 3 (CAIIP-3) is a follow-on project to two existing projects, namely, CAIIP-1 and CAIIP-2. As cited in Project Supervision and Quarterly Reports, ongoing CAIIP projects have been well received by the GoU and project beneficiaries, and, in November 2010, CAIIP emerged as the best managed project in Africa for 2010 among projects funded in part by IFAD.
1.2 CAIIP-3 will cover 68 sub-counties across 31 districts in the Western, Central, Northern and Eastern regions of Uganda. The project consists of three components, namely: (i) Rural Infrastructure Improvement (ii) Community Mobilization and (iii) Project Management. Project operations are expected to commence in 2011 and run for 5 years. The total project cost, not including taxes and duties, is estimated at UA40 million, of which the Bank will finance 100%.
1.3 The districts covered by the project correspond to approximately 30% of the total land area of Uganda and account for a population of approximately 10 million, or 29.9% of the national population, based on extrapolations from the 2002 census, or approximately 1.9 million households, based on an average rural household size of 5.2. It is expected to increase household incomes by 20%, increase the volume of agricultural produce that reaches markets by 25% and lead to post-harvest loss (PHL) reductions of 20% in project areas. It will be implemented by district and sub-county local governments with oversight from the Project Facilitation Team (PFT) based in the Ministry of Local Government which currently oversees implementation of CAIIP-1 and CAIIP-2, both predecessor projects of CAIIP-3. The beneficiary communities will participate in the prioritization of infrastructure improvements and will benefit from trainings aimed at enhancing local capacity to sustainably manage and maintain project investments.