|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|
This project is the "Gabès" 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 Gabès Project is estimated at DT 32.10 million, or UA 18.50 million, net of tax and duties.
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, in the Gabès area, the beneficiaries of the project will be farmers located on 4,500 ha of existing perimeters for which CES works will be carried out upstream to protect their farms, as well as rural populations located on about 60% of new lands that the program will rehabilitate. The project will affect about 3,100 farmers.
African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
Regional Commission for Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Gabès
|Last Update||20 Jun 2021|