Rwanda - Dairy Cattle Development Support Project (PADEBL)

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Oct 2000
Signature Date 16 Jan 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 13,495,282.99
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Dairy Cattle Development Support Project is part of the operating strategy of the Government of Rwanda and that of the African Development Bank in Rwanda. It is a priority project which mainly seeks to promote the intensification of existing farms faced with the ever-diminishing arable and grazing lands. Basically, it involves the poorest population, who live on farming activities. The project should contribute to sustained increase in milk and meat production, through the introduction of appropriate technological packages into stockbreeding in villages and periurban areas. Foodstuffs of animal origin should be effectively controlled by setting up a control service. Credit should enable operators to develop their livestock activities. The expected increase in production under the project is estimated at 209,000 litres of milk and 7,900 tonnes of meat at full development. The main components of the project are: A) Outreach and Extension Activities; B) Intensification of Cattle Breeding; C) Veterinary Activities; D) Promotion of Livestock Products; E) Institution Building; and F) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The overall project objective is to contribute to food self-sufficiency and poverty reduction. The specific objective of the project is to satisfy domestic demand for milk and beef, as well as contribute to increasing the incomes of producers.


The project is intended to satisfy the needs of poor people living on stockbreeding. Three vulnerable groups have been identified in Rwanda: (i) structural vulnerable groups made up of farm households whose land is too small for them to live well; (ii) economic vulnerable groups often made up of repatriated households facing housing, health and education problems; and (iii) groups rendered vulnerable by the 1994 genocide made up of: (a) unaccompanied children (orphans and children separated from their families); (b) children who head households; (c) street children; (d) old persons who are isolated and without family support or resources; and (e) handicapped persons.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Forests


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-AAE-002
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


Contact Details

Name MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda