Senegal - The South Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Project (PZTA-Sud, or Agropole Sud) (AFDB-P-SN-AAG-003)

  • Senegal
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 24.90 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 34,594,021.9
Converted using 2019-12-18 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 14, 2020

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Project Description
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The South Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Project (PZTA-Sud, or Agropole Sud) is among the flagship projects of Senegal's Vision 2035 Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE). It raises the number of growth drivers from two (telecommunications and services) to six, the four new ones being agriculture and agribusiness, housing, mining and tourism. PZTA-Sud aims to create the conditions for increased private investment in targeted value chains, including agricultural processing, input supply and service provision. The expected outcomes concern improving the food and nutritional security of beneficiaries as well as their income through improved access to markets, agricultural inputs, and services. To this end, the project provides for (i) the increase in private investment thanks to the facilities provided (more favourable business ecosystem, construction of a central agro-industrial module (Adeane), three (3) regional modules (Bignona, Sedhiou and Kolda) and five (5) aggregation and service platforms; and (ii) capacity building of value chain actors in agro-industrial sectors (structuring/organisation of value chains, training, ease of access to finance, production by researching in-vitro mango, cashew, maize seedlings, etc.). The project consists of three (03) components, namely : (a) support for the establishment of a business ecosystem conducive to private investment in agro-industry; (b) sustainable improvement of the capacities of producers in the agro-industrial sector; (c) coordination, management and monitoring-evaluation.

The project goal is to contribute towards reducing rural poverty and increasing the share of agro-industry in the country's economic growth.

The main beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the regions of Ziguinchor, Kolda and Sedhiou. The number of households that will be affected is estimated at 65,000, or about 365,000 people (of which 50% women and 60% youth). The number of people who will be indirectly affected corresponds to the population of the natural region of Casamance estimated at 2 million in 2018.

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