Morocco - Livestock and Pastoral Development Project in the Eastern Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 May 1990
Signature Date 31 Oct 1990
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 22,163,416.16
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Livestock and Pastoral Development Project in the Eastern Region (PLDPO) is in line with the Moroccan Government’s policy, which seeks to reduce regional disparities by giving priority to the underprivileged areas under the Public Investment Programme (1988-1992 Economic and Social Development Policy Plan). The overall project goal is to promote and develop stockbreeding while preserving natural resources on the pastoral areas in the Eastern region. The project consists in carrying out, with the participation of the breeders organized into co-operatives, appropriate activities in the environment, with a view to boosting the production of the rangelands and increasing the income of the breeders. It will help reclaim the pastoral areas with a view to increasing livestock productivity; ensure health protection to improve the quality of the animal products; strengthen the extension services, train stock-breeders and promote women. The project worked in two different directions. First, the project carried out extension activities in the areas of prevention against diseases, vaccination of children, family planning, feeding, sanitation, environmental awareness and herd management. Second, the project assisted women in the introduction of income-generating activities.

Project Objectives

The objectives targeted by the project are threefold: i) improve the living conditions of the populations of the Eastern Region ii) limit rural-urban migration and iii) check the desertification process of the area through appropriate actions on the environment and with the participation of the populations organized into co-operatives.


The program will benefit directly from the the populations of the Eastern Region.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Government Of Morocco
Direction de l'Elevage


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-AAE-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco