Tunisia - Jendouba Irrigated Agricultural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Feb 1996
Signature Date 19 Sep 1996
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2004
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 9,623,584.71
Status Completion

Project General Description

The hydro-agricultural development project in the Jendouba area focuses on an area where natural conditions are particularly favourable for irrigated crops. The project is part of the Government's economic and social development plan, one of the objectives of which in the agricultural sector is to develop production to increase self-sufficiency for essential commodities such as meat, dairy products and sugar. The main benefits expected from the project are the improvement of the farmer's income, increased production and job creation. The main activities planned are: (i) land consolidation and farm delimitation, (ii) construction of irrigation networks and tracks within the perimeter, (iii) a 500 ha soil study and implementation studies of the water intake, (iv) the establishment of a water and soil quality control system and (vi) the creation and material and human strengthening of the project implementation unit. The project directly benefited the rural populations of the Jendouba region.

Project Objectives

The project aims at strengthening food security and reducing poverty in rural areas. Its specific objective is the additional production of 45,000 t of sugar beet, 7,782 t of milk, 18,750 t of potatoes, 23,400 t of tomatoes, 311 t of meat and 1,700 t of wheat. The main expected outputs of the project are an irrigation network on 3000 ha, the cultivation of the entire perimeter and a water and soil quality control system.


The project will benefit 441 operators whose income will increase substantially, by four to six times that of the current situation.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
CRDA Jendouba


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AAC-006
Last Update 08 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Tunisia