Projet de promotion de l'irrigation goutte à goutte (PPIG)

Contract partner: MINEFID (vormals: MEF) / MINEFID - Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et du Développement (vormals: Ministère de l’économie et des finances)Country: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 1.954.244,00Project start: 01.12.2015End: 31.10.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Project for the Promotion of Drip Irrigation (PPIG) aims at contributing to farmers’ food security and a sustainable revenue increase. It will contribute to increasing agricultural productivity and improve the marketing of agricultural products.

Expected results

The three main results are:

- The system of drip irrigation has been adopted by the irrigating farmers in the project area

- The technical, managerial and organisational capacities of the stakeholders are strengthened

- The markets for irrigation products are structured and operational


Target group / Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries are the farmers using irrigation and the Centres de promotion rurale in the project area. They comprise 2000 individual producers and 50 professional farmers’ organisations including 30 women’s organisations. In addition, the project concerns local crafts persons and vegetable and fruit processors whose services will be required. The project will be implemented by the Ministry in charge of agriculture, in particular its irrigation department in collaboration with the Ministry’s regional antennas and the Centres de promotion rurale. These centres provide vocational training for young farmers.


The farmers using irrigation will be trained in drip irrigation techniques in demonstration sites. Officials and producers will be trained in the set-up, management and maintenance. The beneficiaries will also receive advice on how to organise themselves to effectively address their requests to services such as microfinance institutions and service providers.

In line with national policies and strategies, the project will support farmers to become more resilient to recurrent droughts and less dependent on the rainfalls for their production. Therefore, their food and nutrition security will be improved and they will be able to increase their incomes.



The project will cover ten provinces in for regions of Burkina Faso: the provinces Balé, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, Nayala and Sourou in the region of Boucle du Mouhoun, Yatenga province in the Nord region, the provinces Sanguié and Boulkiemdé in the Centre-Ouest region and Houet province in the Hauts-Bassins region. The area was selected by all partners in order to concentrate means and efforts and to build on initiatives already developed by the Austrian Development Cooperation and other partners. It also takes into account an existing important potential and a certain tradition of irrigation that will facilitate the farmers’ adaptation to drip irrigation technology and the associated technical processes

project number2806-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Landwirtschaft
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Desertification: 2, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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