Study on Floating Weeds Control Programs in ECOWAS Member States

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Oct 1992
Signature Date 16 Dec 1992
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1998
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1998
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 1,051,113
Status Cancelled

Project Objectives

The main objective of the study is to define projects capable of implementing biological, chemical and mechanical control of water hyacinth, waterfern and water lettuce in each one of the ECOWAS member countries, where the proliferation of these weeds has become a problem. The study will concentrate on biological control, but will also evaluate chemical and mechanical measures in order to define the most cost effetive and environmentally safe way to re-establish the artisanal fishing, to guarantee functional transport facilities for people and goods on rivers and lagoons and to preserve an environmental equilibrium in presently endangered waters. The long-term objectives are to manage ajustive weeds in the Ecowas region for securing a) transportation b) availability and quantity of drinking water, c) optimal conditions for fishing d) optimal functioning of hydro-electric installations, e) optimal conditions for human healths and f) optimal environmental conditions in general.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Economic Commission of West African States - ECOWAS


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AA0-023
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational