Projet de Gestion Durable du Betail Ruminant Endemique en Afrique de l'ouest Mali

Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 4,316,464.99
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AAE-009
Last Update 30 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name DJIRO Abdoulaye

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
13.4167 -15.6333 Kiang East
15.9322 -3.9906 Niafounke
16.02107 -16.5055 Sud
14.22056 -11.28624 Forêt Classée de Dinguira-Est