Tunisia - Project to Develop Irrigation Schemes through Value Chain Development

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Oct 2017
Signature Date 09 Nov 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31161
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 21,475,738.21
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project to valorise irrigated perimeters through the development of value chains (PVPI-DCV) was designed to support priority agricultural value chains (olive oil, industrial tomato, apples) and contribute to the development of three regions among the less developed of the country, namely Sidi Bouzid (20th), Kairouan (22nd) and Kasserine (23rd) out of 24 regions. It is an investment project that is part of the projects identified in the framework of the Country Strategy Paper of Tunisia. It will support the rehabilitation / extension of irrigated public perimeters (PPI), including infrastructure and storage / mobilization equipment (intake works, pumping station, electric pump, automation, etc.), safety (anti-ram flasks, valves). , etc.), pressurization (recovery station, elevated tanks), transfer (channels and pipes), and water distribution (irrigation terminals, meters, etc.). The total cost of the project, excluding VAT and customs duties, is estimated at 59.708 million Euros (157.629 Million Tunisian Dinars). The components of the project are: (i) rehabilitation of infrastructure and improvement of agricultural productivity as well as valorisation and marketing of products.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to contribute to improving the income of the populations of the governorates of Kairouan, Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid through the development of agricultural value chains.


The total number of households that will be directly affected by the activities planned under the Project is of the order of 3.558, ie about 20 000 people, 51% of whom are women. A large part of the population of the three targeted regions, estimated at 310,000 people, will indirectly benefit from the expected benefits of the project, notably through improved access to quality agricultural products, benefit sharing from services and agricultural processing activities, as well as activities related to the supply of agricultural inputs.

Participating Organization

Direction générale du génie rural et de l’exploitation des eaux
Government Of Tunisia
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AAB-001
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

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

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
34.83333 9.5 Gouvernorat de Sidi Bouzid
35.25 8.78333 Gouvernorat de Kasserine
35.58333 9.83333 Gouvernorat de Kairouan