|Approval Date||22 Sep 2004|
|Signature Date||07 Dec 2004|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2011|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2011|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Project for Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Weeds in West Africa (IMIAW) is in line with the Bank’s Vision, which aims to reduce poverty. The project will assist seven countries that are members in ECOWAS and Mauritania as all are sharing the same common weed problem in common water bodies. It has three components: A) Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants; B) Capacity Building and C) Project Coordination Unit. Its design is based on a regional approach. Indeed, the invasion of water bodies by aquatic weeds has significantly affected the quantity and the quality of the water resources in West Africa. As most of these waters are shared by more than one country, only a coordinated effort will ensure sustainable and cost effective control of the weeds. The two studies that were prepared in 1995 and 2002 financed by ADB and FAO respectively emphasized the interlinking nature of the problem. Further, past experience in weed control showed that commonly used methods of control when used in isolation (separately) are marginally effective.
The Project objective is to contribute toward controlling the invasive aquatic weeds in four shared water bodies of West Africa and minimizing any residual impact of these weeds.
The project beneficiaries, direct and indirect, will be the whole population of about 201 million of the participating countries. Thus the principal beneficiaries of the project will be: 1) the fishing populations; 2) the transporters who operate with boats and those economic operations, which depend on the use of water courses (tourism, navigation); 3) farmers in the irrigated zones; 4) the aquatic fauna and flora (animal and plant species) living in the water bodies; 5) the water supply services and those charged with hydro-energy production; 6) the management and technicians of local and central government; 7) ECOWAS and other sub-regional institutions.
African Development Fund
|Last Update||30 Nov 2022|