|Approval Date||17 Nov 2004|
|Signature Date||03 Jun 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2014|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2014|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
The project concerns the West Brakna area located on the right bank of River Senegal, downstream from Boghé. In fact, confronted with random and insufficient productions due to climatic hazards and drought, the Brakna West zone constitutes an area of extreme poverty. The project is in line with the integrated irrigated agricultural development programme aimed at revitalizing farming activities in the River Senegal valley. It aims at the rehabilitation of 3,400 ha of basins suitable for flood recession crop cultivation with the cleansing of the water supply channels. Some forty vegetable growing blocks tended by women and totaling 110 ha. will be rehabilitated. The envisaged support to land development will translate into measures to guarantee quality production and ensure optimal management of production systems. To this end, the project will build the capacities of farmer organizations and provide agricultural advisory services in the area of crop production and farm management. The main components are as follows: (A) Irrigation schemes, (B) Development, and (C) Project Management. The five-year project will be executed for a total, excluding taxes and customs duties, estimated at UA 5.06 billion, or UA 12.83 million. This package will lead to a substantial increase in agricultural production and contribute to poverty alleviation as well as improve food security.
The sector goal of the project is to contribute to improving food security. The specific objective is to increase irrigated and flood recession crop yields and farmers’ incomes in a sustainable manner.
The population of the West Brakna region is estimated at 32,000 inhabitants, representing 4,200 households distributed in 48 villages and comprising two different ethno-linguistic communities, namely the Toucouleurs (Halpulaar) and Arabs (Haratine and Moors). The project concerns directly the 1,700 farmers in five flood recession basins refilled with water as well as the 40 women’s groupings (5,000 women) whose vegetable growing blocks will be rehabilitated. The project will also benefit an estimated 3,800 rice growers, with the cleansing of the waterway supply of the Diou loop and the construction of a dyke to protect the blocks from floods. With the opening up of infrastructures and extension activities, the impact of the project will practically affect the entire population of the area estimated at over 30,000 persons. The project beneficiaries are mainly poor rural communities the majority of whom are women (55%).
African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund
Government Of Mauritania
Société Nationale pour le développement rural
|Last Update||12 May 2021|
|Name||MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed|
|16.6829 -14.7003||Dar el Barka|
|16.6763 -14.4711||Bogua Department|