Eritrea - Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme V (DRSLP-V)

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Nov 2019
Signature Date 19 Dec 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 17,488,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme V (DRSLP-V) is part of the Bank’s efforts to support the State of Eritrea in the implementation of its National Indicative Development Plan (NIDP) whose objectives are to: (i) accelerate economic growth, (ii) reduce rural poverty, (iii) improve food and nutrition security, and (iv) increase exports and decrease imports. The Project is therefore a direct response to GoSE’s desire to enhance agricultural productivity and reduce climate vulnerability by promoting rainwater harvesting through construction of masonry dams and make the sector more dynamic through active participation in agribusiness for job creation. DRSLP V is designed in the form to be part and continuation of multinational Investment Projects, including DRSLP II and DRSLP IV with the main aim of supporting Agricultural infrastructure development (civil works) as an enabler of scaling up of high value crop production, provision of household portable water facilities, value chain development, skill development in Agribusiness, and capacity building activities. The programme is as an enabler and facilitator to address the problems of food and nutrition insecurity, post-harvest losses, high rate of unemployment and inadequate Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the agricultural sector. Its implementation is structured around four components namely (i) Infrastructure Development & Integrated Natural Resources Management, (ii) Livelihood Diversification, Market Linkages, Agro Processing, and Value Additions (iii) Livestock & Plant Production and Health, and, (iv) Project Management and Institution Strengthening. The total project cost with contingencies is (UA19.135 million).

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to contribute to food and nutrition security and sustainable economic development. The specific project objectives are; (i) to improve crop and livestock production and productivity leading to improved net farm incomes of the project beneficiaries, (ii) to expand opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness to rural Eritrea as a means to advance rural livelihoods and economic development, and (ii) to enhance import substitution through improved value additions and agro processing.


Villages surrounding the project sites will be the direct beneficiaries of all the activities, which include household and livestock water supply, irrigation, catchment management of affected sites and provision of facilities such as milk collection and processing facilities, marketing and agricultural inputs targeting 1,500 household farmers.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-ER-AAZ-001
Last Update 04 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Eritrea
Coordinates Location Name
14.83333 38.83333 Debub Region
16.5 37.5 Anseba Region
15.25 37.5 Gash Barka
15.33333 38.91667 Maekel Region
13.75 41.5 Southern Red Sea Region