Project profile — Adaptation and Valorization of Entrepreneurship in Irrigated Agriculture

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Adaptation and Valorization of Entrepreneurship in Irrigated Agriculture - Overview
MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011098)
2019-03-28 - 2026-03-31
Country / region • Senegal (100.00%)
Sector • Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (15.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural land resources (31130) (15.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural water resources (31140) (15.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (10.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural financial services (31193) (20.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the socio-economic well-being and resilience of farming households, especially women and youth, in the Sédhiou and Tambacounda regions of Senegal, through climate friendly agricultural and irrigation practices. Among other things, the project stands out for its approach of adopting innovative and affordable technologies and using smart practices in agriculture by women and youth. The project focuses on creating public-private partnerships with financial institutions, among others, to ensure access to financing, and partnerships with private companies for the purchase of agricultural products. Project activities include: (1) developing customized training programs for women and youth in topics such as financial management, business planning, climate change; (2) administering and disseminating market research on the needs of farming households, especially of women and youth, to agricultural input and irrigation service providers; and (3) developing multi-stakeholder platforms for women and youth for a common dialogue on water resources management.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased socio-economic empowerment of women and youth; (2) sustainable and innovative intensification of irrigated crops adapted to climate change; and (3) improved local governance and territorial management of water resources.

Results achieved

Results achieved as March 2022 include: (1) Awareness campaigns on gender equality were conducted among households; (2) 4 women's and youth groups involved in market gardening have been selected to benefit from a fund enabling them to acquire an irrigation kit in order to curb problems of access to water; (3) New technologies enabling a more sustainable and equitable management of water resources have been identified and put into operation and (4) Women and youth were trained in cost-effective and intelligent agricultural and irrigation techniques and technologies.



Original budget $4,726,888
Planned Disbursement $2,803,335
Transaction Date Type Value
30-08-2022 Disbursement $602,862
21-12-2022 Disbursement $845,995
04-07-2022 Disbursement $330,324
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