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The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a program funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of its Feed Africa Initiative. The main objective of the program is to improve the business of agriculture across Africa by raising agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and processing across 18 agricultural value chains within 8 Priority Intervention Areas. Ensuring that farmers can access high-yielding, stress tolerant, nutrient rich crop varieties, productive livestock breeds, and fish fingerlings, is a fundamental prerequisite to the African agricultural transformation agenda.

Under the Ghana TAAT Compact Program, compact activities such as Rice Farm at Ejisu, in the Ashanti Region. The Program is dedicated to the funding of Priority Investments (PIP) concerning infrastructure, market facilities, urban services, improvement of the living environment and capacity building of local project owners. The TAAT “Regional Capitals” Program has an infrastructure component and a governance component. This Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) including an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) covering the Rice farm at Ejisu has been prepared as an integral part of the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) to set out the action plan of environmental and social management measures to be implemented by TAAT II Coordinators under the Ghana Compact in accordance with Ghana national legislation/regulations and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).