|Approval Date||11 Mar 1998|
|Signature Date||28 May 1998|
|Planned Completion Date||15 Sep 2004|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Sep 2004|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Study of the master plan for marsh development, watershed protection and soil conservation will provide the Government of Rwanda with an essential tool for the rational exploitation of marshlands and the restoration of soil fertility, which are all necessary actions to consolidate food security and preserve the country's environmental balance. This study fits well into the Bank's overall action in the field of flooded and swampy land development, as it will be able to use, as a field of application and experimentation, the two marshes of Bisenyi and Rugende, which will be developed as part of the project to revive urgent agricultural production activities. The study will be carried out over a 24-month period and includes the following two phases: (i) the design of a general master plan for marsh development and watershed protection. The master plan will not only define a coherent framework for action by donors or any other operator, but will also provide, in the form of a bankable project, the means to prove the validity of its proposals; and (ii) feasibility and summary preliminary project studies (SPP) and detailed studies of a first tranche of 5,000 ha net (6,000 ha gross) of marshes integrating hillside soil development and conservation actions.
The sectoral objective is to increase agricultural production, particularly food production, while preserving environmental balance. The objective of the study is to provide Rwanda with a tool for the rational use of marshes, watershed management and soil conservation.
The study will mainly benefit the Rwandan Government and will provide a coherent framework for intervention by the many donors, including UNDP, the People's Republic of China and the European Union, among others, who are interested in marsh development. Indeed, by defining a medium- and long-term action programme, the master plan will avoid a dispersion of funding, allowing efforts to be focused on clearly identified actions.
African Development Fund
Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|