Cape Verde - Emergency Assistance Operation for Drought Victims

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Oct 2003
Signature Date 12 Dec 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation relates to emergency assistance to Drought Victims. It’s designed because of the extent of food insecurity in the drought-affected areas, located in the four agricultural islands, namely the localities of Tarrafal, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz and Quadama. In these localities, the need for water for human and animal consumption is badly felt because of the rainfall deficit. The Government of Cape Verde does not have the resources to assist these people, and like other donors, Bank Group assistance is expected to increase the availability of clean water through 5 wells in the affected communities. The supply of 11 tons of seed is also expected to increase the production of market garden crops and generate income that can contribute to strengthening food security in the affected areas. The operation consists of two main components, namely: (a) construction of boreholes and related infrastructure; and (b) seed supply. The achievements of the operation are: (i) construction of three (3) wells, repair of two (2) wells and related infrastructure for the supply of drinking water; (ii) the supply of about 11 tons of horticultural crop seeds.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the operation is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the rural populations. Specifically, the operation aims to reduce the negative effects of drought on populations in the most affected agricultural islands of the country.


The project is expected to benefit the 115,000 affected and directly to a vulnerable farming population estimated at 36,712 people living in the localities of Tarrafal, Porto Novo, Santa Cruz and Quadama.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
United Nations Fund for Agriculture and Food


IATI identifier 46002-P-CV-AA0-009
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Name DIOP Ahmadou Bamba

Geographic Location

Country Cape Verde