Mali - Development Programme for the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone of Koulikoro and Semi-Urban Bamako Regions (PDZSTA-BK) (AFDB-P-ML-AAG-004)

  • Mali
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.21 million
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Bank reported U.A 14,182,000
Converted using 2019-12-18 exchange rate.
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Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2020

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Project Description

The Development Programme for the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zone in Koulikoro and Semi-Urban Bamako Regions (PDZSTA-KB) is the Pilot Phase of a development programme for twelve (12) agro-industrial processing zones. It aims to help reduce agro-food imports and improve food and nutrition security in Mali by establishing private sector-led agro-industrial development poles. PDZSTA-KB seeks to support Mali in its agricultural transformation programme by promoting private investment, as well as creating conditions and providing incentives likely to attract the national and international private sector to establish in Bacoumana agro-industrial park (AIP). It's also a proposal to reverse the downward trend in agro-industry value added in Mali and disseminate agricultural development technologies that can slow down the degradation of natural resources. The programme comprises four (4) main components, namely: (i) Establishment of Governance in the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs); (ii) Development of Transformation and Access Infrastructure; (iii) Capacity Building for Key Stakeholders of Growth Sectors; and (iv) Programme Coordination and Management.

The project goal is to promote inclusive agricultural transformation by reducing agro-food imports through private investment in priority value chains.

The main beneficiaries of the programme are the populations of the three circles of Kangaba, Kati and Koulikoro plus the district of Bamako, with a population of 1.6 million, at least 79% of whom are engaged in agriculture. This region also includes some of the most vulnerable communities in Mali, due to the alarming degradation of natural resources, climate change and the misperception of gold panning and migration as prosperity activities.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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