Mauritania - Promotion of Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Value Chains to Support the Agricultural Transformation Support Programme (PCVASG-PATAM)


Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Sep 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 3,600,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed project will support the activities of the Agricultural Transformation Support Programme in Mauritania (PATAM), particularly agricultural production (market gardening) in Brakna-West region as well as strengthen women’s inclusion and the development of women’s institutions. Overall, it will help to improve food security and the quality of life for the target population through inclusive and sustainable gender-sensitive value chain development. The project is aligned with Mauritania’s Accelerated Growth and Shared Prosperity Strategy (SCAPP), which aims among other things to consolidate the role of the agro-pastoral sector and make it a source of economic diversification and growth. This is a climate change adaptation project that supports the transition towards inclusive sustainable growth. It will finance (i) the establishment of irrigation infrastructure (women’s market gardening areas over 420 ha and harnessing renewable energy); (ii) the promotion of value chains and women’s entrepreneurship and establishment of an inclusive microfinance mechanism (network of locally-managed micro-credit funds complementary to the funding measures planned by PATAM, including the opening of an agricultural guarantee and insurance fund); and (iii) institutional capacity-building and project coordination. The total project cost of 208.5 million new Ouguiyas (MRU), equivalent to UA 4 million, over a period of four years (2022-2025), will be financed by an NTF loan of UA 3.6 million.

Project Objectives

The sector objective is to contribute to improve the food and nutrition security and quality of life of the target population. The project’s specific objective is to support increase in productivity, the development of agricultural products and women’s autonomy. To achieve the set objectives, PCVASG - which is complementary to PATAM - will have the same components as the latter with special emphasis on the economic empowerment of women: (i) Transformative irrigation schemes; (ii) Promotion of value chains, youth/women’s entrepreneurship; and (iii) Capacity-building and project coordination.

Beneficiaries

The project will directly affect 12,500 producers organised in 120 women’s cooperatives, with a total target population estimated at 46,000 predominantly smallholders, considered the Bank’s privileged target group.

Participating Organization

Funding
Nigerian Trust Fund
Implementing
MINISTERE DU DEVELPMT RURAL ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMEN

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-AA0-012
Last Update 04 Dec 2021

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Contact Details

Name MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed
Email r.marouki@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania