|Approval Date||25 Jan 2006|
|Signature Date||16 Oct 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|
The project aims at developing endemic ruminant livestock farming in semi-wetlands of four countries of West Africa (Gambia, Guinea, Mali and Senegal). Its implementation will help preserve the biodiversity of endemic ruminant livestock, remove obstacles impeding their sustainable management and develop the huge potential in the area of livestock breeding in semi-humid areas in West Africa. The project will build the capacities of all stakeholders of the sector, notably mixed farmers, women’s and youth associations, rural communities and government services responsible for research and development. It will allow for the training of 15,050 mixed farmers, including 8,000 women, in animal feeding, reproduction and management as well as the improvement of natural resource management methods. The project will strengthen rural and pastoral infrastructure (160 km of roads improved, 24 water points built, etc.) to provide better access to services and markets. Farmers and stockbreeders will be prepared to sustainably manage endemic ruminants and implement community-based natural-resource-management initiatives. Sustainable natural resource management methods will be adopted and implemented by the communities.
The sector goal is to contribute to the strengthening of food security and poverty reduction in West Africa. The project objective is to preserve the biodiversity of endemic ruminant livestock and improve their productivity.
The prime beneficiaries of the project will be the communities of stockbreeders living in the selected sites whose population, according to estimates made by the countries during the project preparation phase, is 2 314 420. This population is very unevenly distributed between the 240 localities in the four countries concerned because the sites vary in size and population density. The beneficiaries are concentrated mainly in Guinea (1 728 775 inhabitants for an area of 76 450 km²) and to a lesser extent in Mali (152 660 inhabitants for an area of 10 520 km²). The Gambia and Senegal total only 5.5% of the beneficiaries. The majority of the project beneficiaries are small low-income village producers who rather than breaking down their activities choose to view their actions from a broader perspective which takes into account the available assets and constraints faced.
African Development Fund
MALI - MINISTERE DE L'ELEVAGE ET PECHE (MULTINATIONAL)
|Last Update||30 Nov 2022|
|13.4167 -15.6333||Kiang East|
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