Mali - Irrigated Agricultural Development Project of the Daye Plain

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 1987
Signature Date 05 May 1989
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 7,554,132.82
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention concerns the Irrigated Agricultural Development Project of the Daye Plain. The project consists of developing a 400 ha flood-protected and pumped irrigated perimeter, installing, equipping and supervising 788 farmers who are expected to grow a double annual crop of paddy and wheat or vegetables. It is expected to provide permanent employment for a significant part of the working population, currently unemployed due to the abandonment of traditional productive activities due to drought. In addition, the project is expected to significantly improve income and quality of life in the project area. The main components of the project are as follows: (1) preparation of additional baseline studies and socio-economic survey; (2) supervision of works; (3) implementation of hydro-agricultural developments; (4) agricultural development; (5) purchase of equipment and vehicles; (6) construction of buildings (7) provision of technical assistance; (8) provision of national technical support; (9) organization of training for staff and producers; and (10) payment of the operating costs of irrigation equipment and systems.

Project Objectives

The project should contribute to the achievement of the objective of food self-sufficiency, which is one of the highest priorities of the government's development policy. It also aims to provide some security for food production in the project area, which has been in a state of permanent shortage for several years.


The main beneficiaries of the project are farmers in the Tombouctou region.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
République du Mali


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-A00-001
Last Update 02 Mar 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali