Multinational - Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS)

Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Mar 2015
Signature Date 21 May 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 22,241,096.43
Status Completion

Project General Description

In the Sahel, the number of people suffering from chronic food and nutrition insecurity, poverty and vulnerability to the effects of climate change is rising steadily. A lasting solution to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel requires building resilience to climate change, long-term agricultural sector financing and developing trade and regional integration. By making sustained longer term investments in household resilience, the cost of emergency assistance will be significantly reduced and, ultimately, the cycle of recurring famine will be broken. This is the most cost-effective intervention option which meets the basic needs and preserves the dignity of the populations of the Sahel. It is within this framework that the Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS) was designed.

Project Objectives

The programme’s sector objective is to contribute to reducing poverty and improving food and nutrition security in the Sahel. Its specific objective is to increase, on a sustainable basis, agro-sylvo-pastoral and fishery productivity and production in the Sahel. The programme will be implemented through four projects each implemented over a five-year period in three components, namely: (i) Rural Infrastructure Development; (ii) Value Chains and Regional Markets Development; and (iii) Project Management. The project will ultimately reduce the prevalence rate of acute malnutrition to 11%. It will improve the living conditions of over three million people, 51% of them women. In addition, the project will take into account endogenous systems of solidarity and social protection arrangements that will be strengthened by the States and other partners.


P2RS Project 1 will be implemented in seven countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal) and will initially target the most vulnerable households, especially smallholders, stock breeders and agro-pastoralists and traditional fishermen (180 000 farms and SMEs targeted). Special attention will be paid to women and children of tender age, specifically those within the period of 1 000 days from pregnancy to the age of 24 months. Thus, nutrition actions will cover 450 000 mothers and children. Overall, the number of direct and indirect beneficiaries impacted will be 3 030 000 people, 1 430 000 of them direct targets and 51% women and girls. Annex C4 describes the regions, number of municipalities and populations concerned for each country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-AAZ-023
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Hatem FELLAH

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
15 15 Kanem Region