Chad - Feasibility for the Development of 135 000 Ha of Irrigation Schemes

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Oct 2018
Signature Date 21 Nov 2018
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 800,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This project will support the preparation of a programme for irrigation development over an area of 135,000 ha. It concerns studies to create an enabling environment for investment in the irrigation subsector as a means of contributing to the reduction of food and nutritional insecurity, and spurring agricultural sector growth. The proposed studies will help the Chadian Government to prepare a programme for the development of irrigation over an area of 135,000 ha. The study will be conducted in three phases over a cumulative period of 11 months. However, the overall estimated duration of the project is a maximum of 24 months, including the time required to recruit the consultant, liaise and validate the documents. Its total cost is estimated at UA 800,000 (EUR 952, 000), net of taxes and duties. A dossier will be prepared at the end of the studies and submitted to the Government, which will be the basis for the organisation of a donors’ round table to mobilise resources for financing the first tranche of the 18,000 ha priority sites.

Project Objectives

This study will generate relevant information on the situation of hydro-agricultural facilities as well as the potential development sites, for future actions. Through this new study, the Bank will assist the Government to build national capacity for planning and investment in the irrigated farming subsector and will prepare a pipeline of bankable and feasible projects in the short term as part of its strategy to improve food security through agricultural water control and management.


The operation's target beneficiary will be the government through the Ministry of Agriculture and mainly the Directorate of Rural Engineering and Agricultural Water, which would have a coherent framework of interventions to catalyse investments in irrigated farming as well as adapted and appropriate methodological skills and tools for monitoring and understanding the sub-sector. The results of the various studies will provide a source of relevant information for future actions to be undertaken by private individuals, NGOs and grassroots community organizations. Indirectly and in the long term, the outcomes of these activities will benefit the Chadian people through increased and diversified access to agricultural production and beyond, to a varied and quality food supply and a significant improvement in income.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-TD-AB0-004
Last Update 12 May 2021


Contact Details

Name LAOKOLE Dedjoguere Antoinette

Geographic Location

Country Chad