Rwanda - Bugesera Agricultural Development Support Project (PADAB)

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jul 2006
Signature Date 11 Oct 2006
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Bugesera Agricultural Development Support Project (PADAB) aims to sustainably mitigate the negative impacts of drought by mobilizing water for irrigation of the Mwesa Valley and protecting the surrounding watersheds. This project, prepared on the basis of a participatory approach, responds to the priority needs of farmers in the Bugesera region. The project will comprise the following three components: (i) irrigation and catchment basin development; (ii) irrigation development; and (iii) project management. The project plans to make considerable use of private operators in implementing various activities. Its operations will draw from local initiatives and institutions that have proven their mettle on the ground - NGOs, rice associations and cooperatives, people's banks and IMFs - to restart microfinancing. The total cost is estimated at Frw 10.342 million, or UA 13.00 million, excluding taxes and customs duties.

Project Objectives

At sector level, the aim of the project is to strengthen food security. Specifically, the project aims at increasing agricultural production in Bugesera Region by setting up irrigation infrastructure in a 650 ha valley, protecting catchments and improving rain-fed farming on nearly 5 000 ha of hills, as well as building the capacity of farmers and supervisory institutions.


The project will have a direct impact on an estimated 60,750 inhabitants (about 13,500 households) of the region. The main beneficiaries will be women and young heads of households, as well as landless farmers. Other structures will also benefit from project facilities, including decentralized administrative entities, service providers and other development actors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda
Ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-A00-007
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-2.0694 30.1366 Mwogo
-2.1578 30.2268 Rilima
-2.20419 30.1449 Nyamata
-2.23456 30.1483 Bugesera District