Mali - Second Line of Credit to BNDA (National Bank for Agricultural Development)

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Dec 2002
Signature Date 14 Feb 2003
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 14,848,553.61
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Second Line of Credit to BNDA (National Bank for Agricultural Development) aims to promote and modernize farms, with a view to making them more market-oriented, while encouraging the intensification of production techniques, mechanization and automation of agricultural equipment, as well as capacity building. This UA 15 million line of credit (LOC) is a continuation of the first LOC of UA 4.6 million granted in 1986 and whose performance was deemed generally satisfactory. From an institutional standpoint, the BNDA has since its inception in 1981 been the main funding institution of the rural sector in Mali. This second LOC, which must be handed over to the producers, should enable them, through farmers' organizations, to acquire the necessary means of production for the implementation of the campaign plans designed by the management structures. The second line of credit to BNDA has two main components: (i) Provision to BNDA of a line of credit of UA 13,969,000 intended to strengthen its cash flow position and support the implementation of its Medium-Term Programme (MTP) for 2001-2005, with special emphasis on the development of cotton and cereals; and (ii) Provision of institutional support amounting to UA 1,061,000 aimed at strengthening BNDA’s information system and establishing an environmental evaluation and monitoring mechanism.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the second line of credit to BNDA is to contribute to rural poverty reduction, with a view to bringing down the incidence of poverty from 63.8% in 2002 to 47.5% in 2006. Specifically, it seeks to increase production and to improve competiveness and modernization of holdings in the agricultural and livestock sectors through sub-project financing for the benefit of rural dwellers.


The main beneficiaries of the 2nd LDC at the BNDA are the private operators, the individual promoters (with particular attention to women and young people), the Village Associations (AV) and the decentralized financial systems (SFD) strengthened and remediated whose -projects and activities financed in the above subsectors eligible for loan resources.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
National Bank for Agricultural Development (BNDA)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AA0-016
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali