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Agro-Business and Community Infrastructure - ABCI Program USDA 416-b Program - Part II (2002 – 2003)

The USDA 416-b Program (Part II)/ Agri-Business and Community Infrastructure Program (ABCI) was awarded to CHF in March 2002 and was completed in October 2003. The program was also funded by United States Department of Agricultural and managed by the Mercy Corps International. As part of the USDA 416-b program Part II, CHF is administering a total amount of $699,738.

The ABCI program funded by USDA focused on the economic development of target communities through investing in agri-business and community infrastructure by diversifying economic opportunities, improving and rehabilitating agricultural infrastructure and increasing disposable incomes. Projects included establishing and equipping a fish feed production center, constructing irrigation lakes, constructing irrigation canals, constructing agricultural roads and improving an eco-tourism site.