Botswana - The Pandamatenga Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Sep 2008
Signature Date 29 Apr 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 39,789,272.77
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Pandamatenga Agricultural Infrastructure Development Project was initiated because of the priority given by Government of Botswana owing to the area’s inherent potential to increase cereal production. Indeed, Pandamatenga area is highly suitable for arable agriculture because of a relatively high rainfall of 600mm per annum and inherently fertile soil. The present project will facilitate water control and access road development for rain fed agricultural production within 27,574 ha of farm land in Pandamatenga area. It will incorporate water management and ecosystem conservation concepts in crop production, train beneficiaries and provide equipment for effective production activities. The project will support the construction of drainage and road infrastructure within 27,574 ha rain-fed systems; strengthen human and logistic capacities of the MoA and farmer associations. It comprises three main components: 1) Infrastructure Development; 2) Agricultural Production Improvement; and 3) Project Coordination.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to contribute to the attainment of increased crop diversification, agricultural output and productivity as contained in the National Master Plan for Agricultural and Dairy Development. The specific objective of the project is to develop appropriate water control/drainage system and access road network in Pandamatenga.


The direct beneficiaries of the project will be 266 farming households (including 33 female-headed households) in Pandamatenga area, made up of 245 farming households classified as traditional and 21 farming households classified as large scale. While the number of direct beneficiaries appears to be low compared to the investment, the project will have a major spill over effect on the country’s economy.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government of Botwana
Ministère de l’Agriculture, Département de la production végétale


IATI identifier 46002-P-BW-AAC-001
Last Update 29 Jul 2021


Contact Details

Name SOLIMAN Wael Mohamed Roshdy

Geographic Location

Country Botswana
Coordinates Location Name
-18.5278 25.627 Pandamatenga