Funding of PO projects is done through a rigorous process of selection of applications and disbursement of subsidies in a decentralized and controlled manner:
- Producer organizations must apply for funding by submitting to the Project Selection Commission (Regional for PAOs, divisional for PGs); a file containing a feasibility study of the Project;
- The application files shall be examined by the decentralised technical services of the Programme that shall formulate an opinion on the file for the attention of the Project selection committees;
- The project selection committees are composed of equal numbers of representatives of producers and of the administration. They are sovereign in terms of selection and award of grants. .
- Subsidies are paid to POs by the regional co-ordination units.