Project Background

EAAPP is a five year agricultural project financed by the World Bank to promote enhanced research in Eastern and Central Africa focusing on Dairy, Wheat, Cassava and Rice effective 2010.

EAAPP focuses in establishing regional centers of excellence for agricultural research, dissemination and capacity building as follows: Kenya for dairy, Uganda for cassava, Ethiopia for wheat and Tanzania for rice. These countries are mandated to manage all investments in these commodities for the benefit of the entire sub-region.

Under the EAAPP arrangement, four components are supported: (1) Strengthening capacity of regional centers of excellence; (2) Technology Generation, Training and Dissemination; (3) Improving availability and accessibility to quality seed and technologies; and (4) Coordination and Management.