Mali - Project for Food Security Consolidation Through Development of Irrigation Farming

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Dec 2013
Signature Date 23 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 36,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project for Food Security Consolidation Through Development of Irrigation Farming (PRESA/DCI) was identified in March 2013 as one of the tools for implementing Mali's sustainable recovery plan (PRED) for 2013-2014. The PRESA-DCI is part of a continuity approach to the PDI-BS project, and also reinforces and capitalizes on the lessons of other past interventions, particularly in the field of irrigation management and valorisation of irrigated perimeters. This project will rehabilitate 4,926 ha of irrigation area in Koulikoro, Sikasso and Ségou regions, thereby improving food and nutritional security as well as the incomes of the beneficiary population. The PRESA-DCI, with emphasis on irrigation with total water control and the development of value chains of the carrier sectors, will allow an economically profitable and sustainable development of developed perimeters. Its duration is six (6) years at a total estimated cost of 39.301 MUC (29.64 billion FCFA), financed by the ADF, the Government and the beneficiaries. The implementation of the project will be largely decentralized at the level of the three development offices of Sikasso, Ségou and Koulikoro and will revolve around three main components: (i) Rehabilitation of infrastructure, (ii) Development of value chains, and (iii) Project management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to contribute to food and nutrition security in Mali. The overall objective is to contribute ultimately to alleviating poverty by boosting agricultural production and strengthening food security in the particularly vulnerable regions of Segou, Sikasso and Koulikoro. The specific objective of the project is to increase agricultural production on a sustainable basis by controlling irrigation and rationalization of land development through the promotion of value chains and small economic interest groups.


The project will directly target about 5,700 farms and benefit a total of about 85,695 farmers. It will intensify and diversify agricultural production, create jobs particularly for youths in the localities concerned, and develop all the value chains of growth-oriented sub-sectors. The project will intensify and diversify agricultural production, create jobs especially for young people in the localities concerned and will develop all the value chains of the promising sectors. Youths and women will benefit most from the created jobs, considering that service businesses will be created in farm equipment, small ruminants and fish farming, and that the processing of agricultural produce will be promoted.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali
Ministry of Rural Development


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AA0-022
Last Update 17 Sep 2021


Contact Details

Name SINABA Famory

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
11.6167 -8.23333 Sélingué
13.6 -5.9 Ségou
14.2387 -6.0241 Molodo
13.1754 -4.4506 Kio
12.4594 -8.12277 Farabana