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African Legal Support Facility (technical accompanying measures for African governments when it comes to negotiating contracts with the private sector in infrastructure and extractive sectors)

In addition to the technical assistance provided by the AFD to the African Legal Support Facility through the provision/financing of a legal expert, France has signed on the 11 February 2013 the African Development Bank Convention of the African Legal Support Facility and has committed to contribute $5millions to the Facility.

Contact point for these activities: MAE (see above for contact details)

Supporting the Implementation of Agricultural Policies – Senegal

The AFD is financing a project in Senegal to promote competitive and sustainable agriculture (PACD). It is designed to implement the agro-sylvopastoral orientation law adopted by the government in 2004. The project’s first objective is to strengthen national capacities to adapt to markets. This involves providing institutional support to the authorities in charge of international trade negotiations and supporting the implementation of the strategy to develop and promote Senegal’s agricultural exports. It will also ensure that results from agronomic research are better exploited. The second objective is to strengthen the capacities of actors in the rural world via the effective implementation of the national strategy for agricultural and rural training. This will involve supporting both consultation between the State and the agricultural profession and the creation or strengthening of agricultural professional organizations.

For more information: www.afd.fr.

Contact point for these activities: MAE (see above for contact details)