Mali - Ansongo District Rural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Oct 1999
Signature Date 07 Feb 2000
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 9,415,417.59
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Ansongo District Rural Development Project aims the parcelling out and development of 6 irrigation areas with total water control, covering a net surface area of 450 ha, and controlled submersion plains of a total arable area of 2,610 net ha. It’s consistent with the Government’s priorities, aimed at ensuring food security given the climatic hazards, and significantly improving living standards in Ansongo District in a sustainable manner. The project should contribute to the consolidation and development of rural groups (120) and provide technical and financial support to target groups (groups, villages, municipalities, youths and women) to enable them to design and start up activities and micro-enterprises to ensure sustainable development of local resources. In order to prepare the rural communities to take charge of their own activities, the project should organize literacy and training programmes for the various groups that are partners in the project, village dignitaries, out-of-school youths, managers of micro-enterprises, and future municipal administrators. The project has four components, namely: (A) Irrigation Schemes; (B) Support for Sustainable Development of the Rural Economy; (C) Literacy and Training; (D) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The sector objective is to contribute to the achievement of food security in the 7th Region/Gao. The project objective is to increase agricultural and animal production as well as the incomes of the people in Ansongo District.


The main direct beneficiaries of PRODECA are the agro-pastoralists who hold the plots where the improvements are made. The population concerned by the project is estimated at 31,200 people, including about 14,000 women. A workforce of 800 women is directly involved in vegetable production.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mali


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


Contact Details

Name KHIATI Driss

Geographic Location

Country Mali