Tunisia - Phase II of the Mahdia Inland Delegations (Districts) Rural Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 1995
Signature Date 01 Dec 1995
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2003
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,304,047.71
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Mahdia Hinterland Districts Rural Development Project (PDR-DIM) which concerns the seven hinterland districts of the Mahdia Governorate, which an clearly more underprivileged than the four coastal districts, is in line with the Government’s policy on poverty alleviation by improving the income of rural dwellers and ensuring balanced development among the various regions of the country. The project aims particularly at increasing produce in the agricultural and rural sector while protecting the environment and natural resources. The project is designed as an integrated development project centred on the development of agricultural production. Unlike the first phase which focused on the infrastructure and public investments, the second phase will be centred on guidelines to and participation of the beneficiaries to ensure increased agricultural production and durable development. The project components are as follows: (i) Rural outreach; (ii) hydro-agricultural facilities; (iii) increased crop production; (iv) increased livestock production; (v) environmental protection; (vi) socio-economic infrastructure. Its implementation will make it possible to consolidate the results of the first phase, carry out useful extensions of some components and correct the inadequacies in the organization and management and guidance of the beneficiary population.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of Phase II of the Mahdia Internal Delegations' Rural Development Project is to reduce poverty and ensure a balance between the country's different regions. More specifically, it aims to increase agricultural and rural sector production while protecting the environment and natural resources. The main expected outputs of the project are 5 new irrigated public perimeters (PPI) and 21 others consolidated, 2,000 ha of new fruit tree plantations and 500 greenhouses for market gardening, an improved 2,500 ha course, 5 new milk collection centres, 42 water mobilization structures, 4 drinking water conveyances (AEP), 35 km of paved tracks and 5,000 ha of new benches to protect against soil erosion.


The project will benefit rural populations in the hinterland districts of Mahdia.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
Direction des Etude et Grands Travaux Hydrauliques


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AB0-003
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name TOLBA Mohamed
Email m.ould-tolba@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia