Senegal - The South Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Project (PZTA-Sud, or Agropole Sud)

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2019
Signature Date 09 Jan 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 32161
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 34,153,221.97
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The South Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Project (PZTA-Sud, or Agropole Sud) is among the flagship projects of Senegal’s Vision 2035 Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE). It raises the number of growth drivers from two (telecommunications and services) to six, the four new ones being agriculture and agribusiness, housing, mining and tourism. PZTA-Sud aims to create the conditions for increased private investment in targeted value chains, including agricultural processing, input supply and service provision. The expected outcomes concern improving the food and nutritional security of beneficiaries as well as their income through improved access to markets, agricultural inputs, and services. To this end, the project provides for (i) the increase in private investment thanks to the facilities provided (more favourable business ecosystem, construction of a central agro-industrial module (Adéane), three (3) regional modules (Bignona, Sédhiou and Kolda) and five (5) aggregation and service platforms; and (ii) capacity building of value chain actors in agro-industrial sectors (structuring/organisation of value chains, training, ease of access to finance, production by researching in-vitro mango, cashew, maize seedlings, etc.). The project consists of three (03) components, namely : (a) support for the establishment of a business ecosystem conducive to private investment in agro-industry; (b) sustainable improvement of the capacities of producers in the agro-industrial sector; (c) coordination, management and monitoring-evaluation.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to contribute towards reducing rural poverty and increasing the share of agro-industry in the country’s economic growth.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the regions of Ziguinchor, Kolda and Sédhiou. The number of households that will be affected is estimated at 65,000, or about 365,000 people (of which 50% women and 60% youth). The number of people who will be indirectly affected corresponds to the population of the natural region of Casamance estimated at 2 million in 2018.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Senegal
Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-AAG-003
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mamadou KANE

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
12.58333 -16.27194 Ziguinchor
12.7068 -15.558 Région de Sédhiou
12.88163 -16.36944 Bignona
12.9838 -14.3973 Kolda
12.63 -16.01694 Adéane