Mali - Douentza Province Agricultural Development Study

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Sep 2001
Signature Date 26 Oct 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2006
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 545,467.62
Status Completion

Project General Description

The study of the agricultural development project of the Douenttza Circle fits perfectly into the rural development policy of the Government of Mali. This policy aims to strengthen the country's food security and poverty reduction through a comprehensive strategy involving the active participation of the rural world in production activities. The investments to be recommended by the study should make it possible to identify and intensify land development and promote the preservation of the environment. This study is fundamental for the development of the area of intervention insofar as it should allow the realization and the development of hydro-agricultural and agro-pastoral infrastructures specific for the control of the runoff water, the exploitation of the potentialities existing (irrigable plain land and runoff water, ponds, livestock), conservation and management of natural resources available. The study also focuses on income-generating activities that benefit women and youth as well as specific environmental aspects. The study is planned in 2 phases. The first phase is to define the context of the study. The second phase consists of the development of a complete feasibility study for a hydro-agricultural development project.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of this study is the determination of actions that can contribute to the country's food security, to the reduction of poverty in the area concerned and to the determination of the populations in their lands. The specific objective of the study is the development of a scheme for hydro-agricultural development and development of a gross agricultural area of approximately 2500 ha (at the preliminary design stage: APS), the completion of a technical, economic, financial and environmental feasibility study of a hydro-agricultural development and development project for a priority area of 1000 ha net agricultural area (at the level of a detailed preliminary project : APD) to be carried out initially, the preparation of the bidding documents and the specifications of the selected actions.


The beneficiaries of the study are the Malian authorities and the agricultural actors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AAC-003
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali