Multinational - Sustainable Management of Endemic Ruminant Livestock in West Africa

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Jan 2006
Signature Date 30 Jun 2006
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 20,480,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Sustainable Management of Endemic Ruminant Livestock Project in West Africa is part of the Bank's intervention strategy aimed at mitigating the threat of extinction and dilution of endemic breeds in order to contribute to the strengthening the food security of the countries and improving the living environment of the populations. It was initiated because of the threat of extinction or dilution of the specific genetic characteristics of many breeds of endemic ruminant livestock. The total cost of this project, planned over a period of six years, is estimated at UA 28.71 million. The components of the project are: (a) Improvement of endemic livestock production systems; (b) Conservation of the natural habitat of endemic livestock; c) Project management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the strengthening of food security in West Africa. Its specific objective is to preserve the biological diversity of endemic ruminant livestock and improve its productivity.


The first beneficiaries of the project will be the agro-pastoralist communities living in the selected sites whose population, according to estimates made by the countries during the preparation of the project, amounts to 2,314,420 inhabitants. The beneficiaries are mainly concentrated in Guinea (1,728,775 inhabitants for 76,450 km²) and to a lesser extent in Mali (152,660 inhabitants for 10,520 km²). The Gambia and Senegal comprise only 5.5% of beneficiaries. The majority of project beneficiaries are small, low-income village producers.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Le projet sera exécuté au niveau régional par une Unité de coordination régionale (URC).


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AAE-004
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
13.5833 -14.5833 Sami District
11.6667 -9.5 Siguiri Prefecture
10.9167 -13.3333 Telimele Prefecture
11.4667 -11.6 Tougue Prefecture
8.91667 -8.41667 Beyla Prefecture
11.0833 -14.4167 Boke Prefecture
11.545 -10.675 Dinguiraye Prefecture
10 -10.83333 Faranah Prefecture
11.75 -13.2 Gaoual Prefecture
9.16667 -9.08333 Kerouane Prefecture