PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND COMPONENTS

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

 

The Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project (RACP) aims to establish the feasibility of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes through a distinct agricultural development approach by integrating agriculture water management and agricultural technology, farmer organizations and market innovations in selected locations across the ten agro-ecological zones of Rajasthan. The aim is for the state to help farmers get more rupees per unit of water in compensation for farmers using fewer units of water.

The guiding principles under the project are:

 

(a) Sustainable and efficient use of water resources, including improved on-farm water use efficiency, reduced water-intensive cropping patterns, and using the resultant savings of water from agriculture sector for economic purposes outside of agriculture in support the state’s water policy objectives;

 

(b) Increased private sector participation in the development of value chains in processing and marketing in support of the state’s agro-processing and agri-business policy; and

 

(c) Improved public sector capacity in delivering agriculture support services.

 

PROJECT COMPONENTS

 

S. No.

Components

Sub-Components/Activities

 

1

 

Climate Resilient

Agriculture

1A   Improvement of  water-use efficiency

1B   Technology transfer and market led advisory services

1C   Livestock  strengthening and management

2

Markets and Value Chains

2A   Agri  Business Promotion Facility

2B   Market Infrastructure and Agribusiness Support

3

Farmers Organizations and Capacity Building

· Mobilization and establishment of farmer groups and organizations

· Capacity building for participatory planning and plan implementation of collective actions

· Strengthening of institutions and human resources associated with the project implementation (i.e. participating line department and other relevant agencies).

4

Project Management, M&E and Learning

· Project management

· Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems

· Disseminate information and lessons

Other Important Documents

S.No.  Document Name  Download 
1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS Click here
2. PROJECT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT STAFFING AND TRAINING Click here
3. BUDGET PREPARATION & BUDGET MONITORING Click here
4. DISBURSEMENT AND FUND FLOW Click here
5. FINANCIAL REPORTING AND REIMBURSEMENT Click here