Mauritania - Livestock Development and Range Management Project (PADEL)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Sep 2000
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
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 3,978,554.58
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania
Ministry of Rural Development and the Environment (MDRE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-AAE-002
Last Update 15 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name KANE Mamadou

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania