Tunisia - Kasserine Integrated Agricultural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Nov 2000
Signature Date 28 Feb 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 12,762,818.76
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project is the "Kasserine" component of the Integrated Agricultural Development Program which covers the three governorates of Gabes, Gafsa and Kasserine. Indeed, this program comprises three (3) integrated agricultural development projects in Gabès, Gafsa and Kasserine. It falls under the priority actions of the Government in the area of water and soil preservation and protection. The programme is essentially to carry out development works aimed at preserving the quality of soil and enhancing the reconstitution of water tables, and improving water management. In this vein, the programme will undertake the implementation of the following: (i) protect and manage the natural resources in a rational manner ; (ii) improve agriculture and livestock production; (iii) enhance the creation and strengthening of local organisations; and (iv) integrate the women and the youth in the local organisation and develop the non agriculture activities. These developments will help to recover new fertile lands for agriculture and livestock breeding, and of which about 60% will be developed by the farmers. The total cost of the Project in Kasserine is estimated at TD 41.44 million, or UA 23.88 million, net of tax and duties.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the programme is to alleviate poverty and check regional imbalance. In this vein, the specific objective of each project is to increase sustainably, the production and income of the farmers in those areas, thereby contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of beneficiaries.


The beneficiaries will be the rural folks living in the areas where CES development and infrastructures are being installed. More specifically, the Kasserine project will give priority to farmers who own developed lands with irrigation infrastructure, and then, those who carry out irrigated tree-planting whose lands are being threatened by erosion. Income-earning activities for the women and the youth will also be developed. About 770 farms (2,350 people) or 5.6% of the present rural households of the Governorates will benefit from the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
Regional Commission for Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Kasserine


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AA0-002
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed
Email r.marouki@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
35.25 8.78333 Gouvernorat de Kasserine