Morocco - The National Irrigation Water Saving Programme Support Project (PAPNEEI)

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Dec 2009
Signature Date 04 Mar 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Nov 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Nov 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 37,945,686.9
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project is a support to the implementation of the National Irrigation Water Saving Programme (PNEEI), whose purpose is to protect water resources and improve the living conditions of rural populations through sustainable management of these resources. The PNEEI, as well as the National Water Strategy formulated in 2009 by the Water and Environment Secretariat, provide support to the Green Morocco Plan (PMV) aimed at making agriculture a national growth engine. The project will intervene in 3 water basins (2 with high water stress levels: the Oum Rbia and the Moulouya, and the 3rd basin, the Loukkos the selection of which was based on the desire to offset the imbalance between cost of energy and the relatively low levels of development). The project will finance the construction of irrigation infrastructure within these 3 basins covering about 20,000 ha, as well as irrigation water development measures and capacity building activities for the stakeholders involved (executing agencies, Agricultural Water Users’ Associations [AUEA], etc.). The overall cost over a five-year period (2010-2014) is estimated at EUR 68.58 million.

Project Objectives

The project objective is to ensure the rational and positive utilization of irrigation water resources against a backdrop of increasing scarcity of these resources.


The project will directly affect 5,853 farms, with a target population of almost 30,000 inhabitants.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Government of Morocco


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAC-014
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Driss KHIATI

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
32.5 -8.75 Région de Doukkala Abda
31.5 -8.33333 Région de Marrakech Tensift al Haouz
32.1667 -6.41667 Région de Tadla Azilal
32.2519 -6.95939 Beni Moussa
34.2001 -1.97319 Garet ed Dahene
35.2019 -6.15282 Oued Loukkos
35.1245 -2.34313 Oued Moulouya
33.3201 -8.33828 Oued Oum er Rbia
35.0414 -6.17117 Oulad el Ghoumari er Rmel
32.6524 -8.42769 Sidi Bennour