Seconde Tranche d'irrigation du Gharb

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 May 1979
Signature Date 01 Oct 1979
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 1994
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 1994
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 7,999,162.99
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project is relative to the second tranche of irrigation of Gharb in Morocco. This project should allow, during the cruising period, the increase of agricultural production in Morocco with 131 165 tons of sugar, 26 334 tons of rice, 51 590 tons of vegetables, 7 035 tons of wheat, 3 517 tons of sunflower, 854 tons of meat and some 12 million liters of milk. The project implementation should have balance of payments effects as self-sufficiency in sugar requirements saves the country's currencies and should also affect peasants' cash incomes. The main components of the project are: (i) pumping stations and adductors; (ii) road infrastructure and infrastructure; (iii) irrigation and electricity networks; (iv) agricultural equipment and vehicles; (v) administrative infrastructure; and (vi) studies and control.

Project Objectives

The project aims to increase the Moroccan domestic production of sugar to reduce imports and satisfy the domestic market with grain products (wheat) and vegetables, milk and meat, and improve the standard of living of the rural population.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the people of the region of Gharb.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office Régional de mise en valeur Agricole du GHARB


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAC-001
Last Update 29 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
34.30494 -6.30404 Sidi Yahia El Gharb