Mauritania - Emergency Assistance Project for Flood Victims in the Tagant and Valley Regions


Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Nov 2022
Signature Date 21 Dec 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 751,405.13
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Mauritania is a country highly exposed to climatic risks with extreme variability marked by recurrent droughts and also with episodic alternation of intense rainfall leading to floods. The wet season is relatively short, from July to September, and is concentrated in certain seasons, such as this year's, with abundant rainfall. Climate change is severely impacting Mauritania and increasing its vulnerability. Rainfall is becoming erratic and unpredictable. After the droughts, the rains have become more important from year to year and in recent years, Mauritania has faced devastating floods (Tintane in 2008, Rosso in 2009, Nouakchott in 2014, Guidimakha 2019, etc.).

Project Objectives

The objective of the Bank's intervention is to contribute to covering the urgent needs for agricultural inputs that will enable the rapid resumption of production and thus contribute to strengthening the resilience of households affected by the floods. The Bank's action will help mitigate the impact of this natural disaster and prevent negative effects related to malnutrition and the development of epidemics. The P2RS Project Management Unit (PMU), reinforced by the PATAM project's procurement expert, will coordinate and manage the emergency project.

Beneficiaries

The activities to be financed by the Bank cover the acquisition, transportation and distribution of agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers and small tools) to meet the urgent needs of the affected population of the affected populations. This involves the supply of: 220 tons of seeds (110 tons of sorghum and 110 tons of cowpea); and 700 tons (236 tons of urea and 464 tons of triple TSP46 superphosphate, i.e. a sufficient quantity of inputs for an area of 11,000 ha of combined sorghum and cowpea crops).

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
MINISTERE DU DEVELPMT RURAL ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMEN

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-AA0-016
Last Update 26 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name GALLALA Mohamed Wissam Eddine
Email w.gallala@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania
Coordinates Location Name
18.6967 -10.2075 Wilaya du Tagant