Burkina Faso - Leraba Plain Management and Development Project (PAVAL) (AFDB-P-BF-A00-012)

  • Burkina Faso
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jul 19, 2019
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 18.32 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported U.A 25,443,069.21
Converted using 2019-07-19 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

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Project Description
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The Leraba Plain Management and Development Project (PAVAL) was designed to enhance the value of the water from the Niofila dam. This enable the gravity irrigation of 1410 ha and the construction of infrastructure complexes to create micro-development hubs likely to boost the local economy. The project design emphasizes the value chain approach in an inclusive manner with the development of the rice, maize and horticulture sectors. It also takes into account the gender approach with the involvement of women and young people in decision-making and sharing of the fruits of growth. Indeed, 50% of the parcel recipients will be women. In light of the country and the Bank's strategic thrusts, the project will particularly focuses on the following themes: (i) food and nutritional security; (ii) value chain development; (iii) youth employment; and (iv) climate change. The key expected project achievements are: an eight (8) kilometre extension of the main canal, the construction of a 22-kilometre protection dyke for the dam; the development of a 1000 ha irrigation scheme; the consolidation of the existing 410 ha scheme, the construction of storage, processing and marketing infrastructure as well as value chain development and nutrition improvement activities.

The project's sector objective is to contribute towards achieving food and nutrition security in Cascades Region. Its specific objective is to contribute towards sustainably increasing productivity, production and income for farmers, including women and youths.

The project will directly touch 9000 beneficiaries in several categories (irrigation scheme farmers, women rice parboilers, young entrepreneurs, rural youths, etc.).

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