Mali - Rural Development Project of the Daye, Hamadja and Korioumé Plains (PADR-PDHK)

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Nov 2000
Signature Date 26 Apr 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 7,589,886.5
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Rural Development Project of the Daye, Hamadja and Korioumé Plains (PADR-PDHK) aims foremost to alleviate poverty through a reduction of the structural grain deficit of the region and through a decentralised and participatory rural development. It proposes a technical and organisational strengthening of the three irrigated blocks in the Tombouctou region with an area of 1,600 ha. The project does not plan heavy development works, it aims mainly to strengthen the technical reliability of the existing blocks and build the management cooperatives capacity in order that the objectives pursued (food security and poverty alleviation) could be integrated into a sustainable development process. It implementation of with the participation of the beneficiary population and particularly women, with the involvement and support of local decentralised structures, aims to perpetuate the management of the irrigated blocks by creating in future a Union of the three cooperatives, that is reliable and efficient. More globally, the project should permit to undertake a dynamic of development and self promotion of the rural area around the three plans. It comprises four main components, namely: A) irrigation developmen; B) institutional support; C) rural area development; and D) project management.

Project Objectives

The rural development support project of the Daye, Hamadja and Korioumé plains aims generally at alleviating poverty of the population of the area and improving their welfare. More specifically the objective sought on completion of the project is an increase in agricultural production on the three irrigated schemes through strengthening of management and maintenance of the cooperatives in order to ensure sustainability of the activities introduced.


The main beneficiaries of the PADR-PDHK are the agro-pastoralists who hold the plots where the developments of the 3 perimeters (Daye, Hamadja and Korioumé) should be carried out. The population concerned by the project is estimated at 11,000 people including about 3,000 women. A staff of 1,000 should be directly affected by the literacy program. Women who represented about 51% of the population of the Tombouctou Circle should be among the first beneficiaries of the project through market gardening, small livestock farming, marketing, food processing and preservation and other income-generating activities (AGRs) and access to drinking water, health services and education.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Ministry of Rural Development (MDR) / National Directorate of Support to Rural Area


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AA0-015
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name KHIATI Driss

Geographic Location

Country Mali