Mali - The Irrigation Development Program in Bani Basin and Selingue (PDI-BS)–Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 May 2009
Signature Date 17 Jun 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 44,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

This program has been designed in response to Mali’s food crisis. It is the first phase of the Irrigation Development Program in Bani Basin and Sélingué (PDI-BS). This program covers the development and enhancement of 32 545 ha of rice land including 24,540 ha in controlled submersion, 915 ha of double-cropped rice under full water control, 6 820 ha of bourgou fields for livestock farming, 554 ha of vegetable crops and 270 ha of fish ponds. The PDI-BS will consolidate actions undertaken under the Middle Bani Plains Development Program for the development and the Maninkoura Perimeter Development Project . Its implementation should also contribute to increase the level of mobilization of Bani’s water resources by creating of a reservoir of 300 million m3.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Bani Basin and Sélingué Irrigation Development Program(PDI-BS) - Phase I aims to contribute to food security and poverty reduction in Mali.


The program is expected to directly affect nearly 12,000 farms, or about 130,000 people, most of whom are women. In total, an additional annual production of 52,000 tonnes of paddy rice, 3,620 tonnes of vegetables, 588 tonnes of beef, 6 million liters of milk and 880 tonnes is expected at the end of the first phase.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Ministère du Développement Rural /Direction Nationale du Génie Rural


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AA0-019
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


Contact Details

Name SINABA Famory

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
11.3135 -5.6697 Sikasso
14 -6 Region de Segou
11.9333 -8.21667 Manikoura
12.0098 -8.28615 Kourouba
13.9061 -4.55332 Djenne
11.5218 -5.94014 Sikasso