Mali - Middle Bani Plains Development Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 1997
Signature Date 16 Feb 1998
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2008
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2008
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 19,770,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Middle Bani Plains Development Programme (PMB) was in keeping with the Government strategy aimed at contributing to the country’s food security through water management. The programme objective was to increase agricultural production by developing the Middle Bani Plains in two phases over a 10-year period. The objective of the first phase was to develop 7,850 hectares, comprising 4,750 hectares of rice fields using the controlled flooding irrigation technque, 350 hectares of rice fields using the total controlled flooding technique, and 2,470 hectares with bourgou pastures.

Project Objectives

The sector goal was to contribute to attaining food security for the country. The PMB intended to carry out, in two phases over a 10-year period, the development of 20, 320 ha of rice fields through irrigation by controlled flooding, improvement and management of 4,290 ha of aquatic pasture (bourgou plants for the development of livestock) and 490 ha of fish farming ponds basins. Phase I of the PMB, which is the subject of this completion report, was to make it possible to develop 4,750 ha of rice fields using the controlled flooding technique, and 350 ha of rice fields using full water control technique; 380 ha of fis farming ponds and 2,470 ha of bourgou pastures for an estimated production of 14,000 t of rice and 760 t of meat. The PMB was further to become involved in environmental restoration and judicious water resource management. The objectives were to be attained through 4 components, namely: A. Irrigation development; B. Agricultural and rural development; C. Operation and support measures; and D. Programme management.


Net farmers and women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Ministère de l’Agriculture/ Direction Nationale du Génie Rural


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AA0-009
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name TARHOUNI Mouldi

Geographic Location

Country Mali