Senegal - Project to Open Up Production Areas in Support of the National Local Development Programme (PDZP/PNDL)

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jun 2018
Signature Date 02 Oct 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 73010
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project to open up production areas in support of the National Program for Local Development (PDZP / PNDL) is part of the continuation and capitalization of the achievements obtained under the CPP / PNIR completed in September 2009 and the PPC / PNDL, in parallel co-financing of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), which will end in December 2018. This project is consistent with the Senegalese Agricultural Acceleration Program (PRACAS), which is the agricultural component of the Emerging Senegal Plan (ESP) axis 1 relating to the structural transformation of the economy and of growth and aims to achieve food and nutrition security and the development of agricultural exports on a sustainable basis. Its formulation has put a particular emphasis on the themes: (i) value chain development, (ii) promoting employment and entrepreneurship of young people and women, (iii) Dissemination of Agricultural Transformation Technologies in Africa (TAAT) and (iv) adaptation to the effects of climate change. It will be implemented over a period of five years (January 2019 - December 2023) through two (2) components: (i) Agricultural value chain development and capacity building; (ii) Rural Infrastructure Development. The project will help to open up 48 municipalities in 30 departments and 10 regions. It will polarize 1,249 villages with a population of approximately 651,231 inhabitants, who will thus be able to access a road within a radius of no more than 5 km, and benefit from social services and economic opportunities. Its total cost is estimated at UA 39.48 million.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to help build strong and inclusive economic growth. Its specific objective is to contribute to enhancing the productivity of agricultural areas through the development of value chains and production infrastructures. It will help to: (i) improving access to production areas, increasing productivity, access to markets for agricultural and livestock products; (ii) development of agricultural value chains with high employability of young people and women, (iii) improving access to basic socio-economic services for territorial economic development; and iv) strengthen the capacity of territorial actors in achieving the objectives of the PES in general and the PRACAS in particular and the operationalization of the act III of decentralization.


The direct beneficiaries of the project are, in general, the populations of the 1,249 polarized villages, ie approximately one (1) million inhabitants (52% of whom are women), who will have easier access to basic services, factors of production and markets. The project will particularly benefit the various actors in the agricultural (animal and plant) sectors targeted. In addition, technologies for the transformation of African agriculture (TAAT), necessary for production, conservation and processing will be developed and disseminated, accompanied by local and organizational capacity building. The PDZP / PNDL interventions will also benefit two particularly vulnerable social groups in rural areas, namely women and youth. Indirect beneficiaries of the project include, among others, carriers (faster rotations and lower vehicle maintenance costs) and traders (faster and cheaper access to markets).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Senegal


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-KE0-004
Last Update 28 Jan 2022


Contact Details

Name FELLAH Hatem

Geographic Location

Country Senegal