Niger - Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (PMERSA-MTZ)

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Sep 2011
Signature Date 29 Nov 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 32,693,407.83
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Water Mobilization Project to enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (PMERSA-MTZ) which has been identified under the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) is a multilateral funding mechanism for implementing the G20 commitments for food security. PMERSA-MTZ revolves around water resource mobilization and enhancement actions to increase and secure agricultural output, and thus enhance food security in Niger. The total project cost is UA 40,443 million. It will run for a period of five years. The main achievements expected are: (i) the construction and rehabilitation of spread irrigation bunds, mini-dams and irrigated perimeters for the development of a surface area of approximately 17,600 ha; (ii) securing the land of developed sites; (iii) the construction of village wells, rural roads and storage facilities. These achievements will increase irrigated areas, reduce post-harvest losses, increase agricultural output, and improve living standards for more than 200,000 persons.

Project Objectives

The aim of the project is to sustainably raise agricultural output and productivity through surface water mobilization. The project’s main objective is to improve food security and the populations’ living conditions in the project area.


More than 213,000 inhabitants of the project's three target regions (Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder) will directly benefit from the PMERSA-MTZ, while nearly 460,000 will be indirectly involved.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Ministry of Agriculture (MAG)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-A00-004
Last Update 03 Mar 2021


Contact Details

Name CHEIKH ABDALLAHI Cheibany Moustapha

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
15 10.5 zinder
16 5.5 Tahoua
14.25 7.25 Maradi
13.3087 7.15602 Madarounfa