Burkina Faso - Small Dams Rehabilitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Dec 2002
Signature Date 21 Mar 2003
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 9,394,113.38
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Small Dams Rehabilitation Project is the first phase of rehabilitation of about forty small dams and associated irrigated perimeters (about 2,000 ha), in the central plateau area. The project intends above all to set up a management system bringing together all the users, of decentralized type, and able to ensure in the long term the durability of the care. Management committees will be created and formed, and prerequisites will have to be met before project intervention. The project will also support the development and intensification of agricultural production on the perimeters. It will also contribute to the finalization of the database on small dams in Burkina Faso. The main components of the project are: A) capacity building; B) rehabilitation works; and C) project management. The total cost of the project, excluding taxes and customs duties, is estimated at CFAF 10.249 million or UA 11.36 million and is planned to be implemented over a period of 6 years.

Project Objectives

The project’s sectoral objective is to contribute to food security. The specific objective is the long-lasting improvement of agricultural production.


The project is expected to benefit nearly 60,000 people with an irrigated plot, since the approximately 40 sites affected by the project will involve around 8,000 farms.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Burkina Faso
Ministère de l’agriculture, de l’hydraulique et des ressources halieutiques


IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-AA0-020
Last Update 04 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name BABAH Mohamed Aly
Email m.babah@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso
Coordinates Location Name
12.58774 -1.30102 Plateau-Central