Madagascar - South-West Region Agricultural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (PRIASO)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Jun 2013
Signature Date 08 Jul 2013
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31161
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 24,800,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of the population of the South-West Region of Madagascar. These conditions have deteriorated considerably as a result of reduced pro-poor spending following the political crisis in the country since 2009, as well as the region’s extreme vulnerability to climate change (CC), with increasingly frequent cyclones and droughts. The major expected outcomes of the project include: (i) support for the development of 13,400 hectares of land; (ii) construction of 74 km of main canals; (iii) rehabilitation of 40 km of protection dyke on 5,800 ha of irrigated land; (iv) construction of 32 km of feeder roads; (v) construction of 12 water boreholes; (vi) construction of 12 warehouses; (vii) construction of three (3) rural markets; and (viii) support for the issuance of title deeds to farmers occupying an area of 5,000 ha. The project will be implemented over a 5-year period with a total cost stands at about UA 32 million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and food insecurity.


The project will directly benefit 105,000 people, half of whom are women, deriving their income from the following irrigated areas: Bas Mangoky (55,000 people), Manombo Ranozaza (30,000 people) and Taheza (20,000 people). Indirectly, the Project will also contribute to strengthening the food security of the populations of the south-western region of Madagascar.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-AAB-004
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar
Coordinates Location Name
-23.5 44.5167 Taheza
-22.8 43.6333 Ranozaza
-23.45 45.2167 Mangoky