Looking ahead__Agriculture and Rural Development as ongoing global priorities for international development
Florence, 3 Aug 2015. Investing in infrastructure and rural transformation will play a very important role for the successful implementation of the SDGs. Projects focusing on the issue of rural infrastructure, like the CAIIP Project in Uganda, under the leadership of IFAD, contribute in a great way to the improvement of life conditions in rural areas. With the process of rural transformation, ongoing in developing countries, population in rural areas faces many challenges and often choses the migration to urban areas in the search of better living. IFAD, AFDB and CAIIP project in Uganda is now completed. The participatory design and communities' involvement in the oversight proved extremely valuable. The project is being used as a model for future investments in agriculture in the region. The provision of infrastructure in the rural areas reduced Transport costs for farmers, it allowed them also to increase by 13% the volume of marketed staples, helped reduce the post-harvest losses and increase the income by 30%.