• Mauritania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Brakna-Ouest region
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2018
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Government of Mauritania
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Oct 3, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, this project will support the upstream and downstream agricultural production subsectors in the Brakna-Ouest region. Its purpose is to improve food security and the living conditions of target communities through the inclusive and sustainable development of crop sectors. The project will focus on the Brakna-Ouest region, considered a zone afflicted by extreme poverty (12 points higher than the national poverty rate), and will affect Trarza and Nouakchott regions when it is scaled up to promote: (a) value chains (support for the establishment of agroindustrial processing zones; (b) youth1 and women's entrepreneurship (support for the establishment of an incubation structure): and (c) the establishment of guarantee funds for agricultural sector financing.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 15000000
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
ADF: 7000000
Government: 2000000
NTF: 6000000

Contact Information

MAROUKI Rafaa Ben Mohamed, RDGN2

Implementing Agency:


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