|Approval Date||13 Dec 2016|
|Signature Date||20 Jun 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
This project will support the implementation of the National Irrigation Water Saving Programme (PNEEI) whose purpose is to protect water resources and improve the living conditions of rural population through the sustainable management of these resources. PNEEI and the National Water Strategy formulated in 2009 provide support to the Green Morocco Plan (PMV) aimed at making agriculture a national growth engine. The project consists of setting up localized irrigation infrastructures in two hydraulic basins Oum Rbia (basin with high water stress) and Loukkos (basin with a very high energy billing), covering about 26 000 hectares, as well as irrigation water development measures and capacity building activities for the stakeholders involved [executing agencies, Agricultural Water Users’ Associations (AUEA), economic interest groups(EIGs), women’s associations, etc.]. It is a climate change adaptation project par excellence, and is in line with efforts to support transition to green growth. The overall cost for its implementation is estimated at DH 946.077 million, equivalent to US $ 96.934 million over a six-year period (2017-2022).
The project objective is to ensure the judicious and positive utilization of irrigation water resources against a backdrop of increasing scarcity of these resources and the rising cost of energy used in irrigation.
The target group comprises 10 250 farms, i.e. a beneficiary population estimated at 61 500, most of them small farmers. Very small farmers (with less than 2 hectares) represent 70.19% of the beneficiary population and occupy less than one third of the total land area concerned (31.45%), whereas small farmers (with less than 5 hectares) account for 87.88% of the total number of farmers.
African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
"MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE, DE" L'EQUIPEMENT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEM
Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime – MAPM
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|