|Approval Date||04 Apr 2001|
|Signature Date||09 Feb 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31163|
The Livestock Development and Range Management Project aims at improving the productivity of livestock in Mauritania and increasing the incomes of stockbreeders. The project is consistent with the Government’s rural development strategy especially as it helps boost food security, reduce poverty and protect and conserve natural resources. Indeed, Mauritania’s agricultural sector is highly dependent on the vagaries of the weather and numerous socio-economic constraints. Accordingly, to ensure food security, reduce poverty and conserve natural resources for sustainable development and promote the integration of agriculture into the national and international markets, the Government directed its attention to livestock development and range management with a view to improving cattle productivity and increasing the incomes of those who earn a living from stockbreeding. The main project components are: (A) range protection and rehabilitation; (B) livestock development; (C) support to operating structures; (D) project management.
The sectoral objectives of the project are: (i) ensure food security; (ii) reduce poverty; (iii) protect and conserve natural resources and as such ensure sustainable development. The specific objective of the project is to improve the productivity of the Mauritanian livestock while increasing the stockbreeders’ incomes.
The main project beneficiaries are estimated at around 200.000 people in 32.000 families, members of 40 identified cooperatives. They own an estimated 55.000 cattle, 80.000 sheep, 38.000 goats and 15.000 camels or 70.000 TCU. This stock represents about 7% of the total in the project impact area estimated at almost one million TCU (30% of the national livestock).
African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania
Ministry of Rural Development and the Environment (MDRE)
|Last Update||26 May 2020|