Morocco - Agricultural Developpement project in the Loukkos Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Oct 1987
Signature Date 10 Mar 1988
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1990
Last Disbursement Planned Date 21 Dec 1999
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 20,975,467.71
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project consists in the development for irrigated farming of 7,934 ha, of which 5,221 ha will be under sprinkler irrigation and 2,713 ha under gravity irrigation. The development operations will consist in: the installation of irrigation structures involving civil and electromechanical works; the division of the area into parcels; the construction of roads and tracks; reafforestation; the establishment of wind-breaks; the installation of power lines; the provision of extension and supervisory structures; the institution of back-up measures; the provision of mobile irrigation equipment and irrigation hydrants; and the development of the left bank. The project will also carry out feasibility studies on the South Loukkos area.

Project Objectives

The aim of the project is to improve the standard of living of farmers by raising agricultural productivity. It will help the country attain its production targets for sugar, milk, cereals, and oil by introducing crop diversification, which will be of immense benefit to the region. It will also enable productive use to be made of investments already made by the State in the area: the Oued Makhazine barrage and the dams and dykes built to protect Loukkos plains against floods.


The main beneficiaries are farmers in the project area.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office Régionale de Mise en valeur Agricole du Loukkos
Office Régional de mise en valeur Agricole du GHARB
Government of Morocco


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAC-002
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name BA Mamadou Samba

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
35.2019 -6.15282 Wad El Khos