Project profile — Strengthening Irrigated Agriculture in Mali (REAGIR)


GIZ - German Society for International Cooperation
2014-09-03 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (2.00%)
Agricultural land resources (31130) (10.00%)
Agricultural water resources (31140) (55.00%)
Food crop production (31161) (15.00%)
Agricultural extension (31166) (13.00%)
Agricultural services (31191) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to sustainably develop irrigated agriculture in Mali to increase food security through increased agricultural production, mainly in the regions of Mopti and Koulikoro. Key activities are focusing on the construction and rehabilitation of productive infrastructure, such as irrigated fields, micro dams, warehouses and rural roads; coaching and training of agricultural producers to support increased productivity and the development of knowledge and tools; and protecting and improving the sustainable development of natural resources, specifically soil and water. The initiative is contributing to the implementation of the German small-scale irrigation program and supports the implementation of the National Small-Scale Irrigation Program in Mali.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: increased production and productivity of the agricultural producers benefiting from the Koulikoro and Mopti intervention regions; improved conditions for the conservation, processing and marketing of agricultural production in the intervention regions.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2018 include: (1) constructed 141 new hydro-agricultural facilities (AHAs) and rehabilitated 109 AHA for a total of 250 AHAs developed since 2014. These include village irrigation areas, ponds, and micro-dams on a total area of 14,291 ha, of which 3,899 ha are owned by women; (2) 24,530 producers now have access to irrigated lands, of whom 5,807 women; (3) built ten post-harvest storage and preservation warehouses, for a total storage capacity of 1,710 tonnes; (4) built 89 km of roads and are contributing to the marketing and enhancement of agricultural products; (5) trained 9,623 people, of whom 3,300 women, in agricultural production techniques, hydro-agricultural infrastructure management, processing, rice marketing, and agricultural entrepreneurship issues; and (6) estimated additional agricultural production for 2017 to 2018 at 17,394 tonnes, including 8,524 tonnes of rice and 8,881 tonnes of garden produce.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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