|Approval Date||10 Oct 2001|
|Signature Date||26 Oct 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2011|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2011|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Mopti Region Rural Development Support Project falls within the context of Government rural development policy. It aims to strengthen the country's food security and reduce poverty. The project is planned to enhance the productive capacity of the existing 179.5 ha small water-controlled irrigation schemes and 130 ha of controlled flooding rice plots, develop 770 ha of small irrigation schemes and 1100 ha of medium water-controlled irrigated schemes, reforest 225 ha of village land with a view to protecting the environment, reinforce 2.600 ha of stock-raising plots so as to limit conflicts between stockbreeders and farmers. In addition, it should provide the rural area with support through literacy activities, promote farmer organisations, provide an agricultural credit fund to grant loans locally through the decentralised financial institutions, create a project activity coordination unit and build Mopti Rice Authority's (ORM) operational and institutional capacity to enable it to play its role of development facilitator in the region. Its implementation should permit the consolidation of the key assets of previous projects by strengthening and rendering farmers’ cooperatives accountable, even as it gives the needed support to local credit. The main project components are: A) irrigation facilities; B) building local production capacity; and C) project management.
The project’s sector goal is to help enhance food security in the country and reduce poverty. The specific objectives are to diversify and increase agricultural production and promote income-generating activities.
Project beneficiaries are estimated at over 200.000, belonging to several social categories in the impact area and active in all walks of life. The project targets in particular: (i) women who bear the brunt of tradition, household chores, illiteracy, difficult access to credit and lack of information and training; (ii) young farmers who lack capital and basic tools; (iii) seasoned farmers who still practice traditional farming; (iv) other socio-professional categories (fishermen, traders, craftsmen), and (v) migratory herdsmen.
African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Mopti Rice Authority (ORM)
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|
|Name||DIALLO Fatoumata Bintou|