SOCIAL MOBILIZATION ACTIVITIES UNDER ASSAM AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT (AACP) – A WORLD BANK FUNDED PROGRAMME
Centre for Rural Development (CRD) since 2000 has been working with the ARIAS Society, as the District Nodal NGO in Kamrup district, for implementing the Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project (AACP). Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project (AACP) is an ongoing project of Govt. of Assam funded by the World Bank. The programme is meant for the development of agricultural infrastructure and market-led extension service to enhance livelihood for the rural people. The project has its four different components in Kamrup district i.e. Agriculture, Fishery, Dairy and Forestry. While technical services of the programme are being rendered by the relevant line departments, the social mobilization process has been facilitated by Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO) in each districts of Assam.
The AACP is mainly facilitating market driven agricultural intensification and diversification by assisting farmers to become more competitive and able to take advantage on emerging economic opportunities.