SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL ZONES - PADIDZAR
Agriculture & Rural Development
PADIDZAR is financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) through the financing instrument known as RBF (Result-Based Financing) at the rate of UA 95 million.
PADIDZAR concerns the rehabilitation of PMH in a total area of 25,000 ha and 50 km of rural roads in seven regions of the country (Draa Tafilalet, Béni Mellal Khénifra, Fès Meknès, Marrakech Safi, Oriental, Souss Massa and Tanger Tétouan El Hoceima). Results areas and program components: The PADIDZAR which is proposed for Results Based Financing (RBF) comprises the three result areas described below.
Result area 1:
More efficient, more resilient and sustainable production systems. It concerns projects for the sustainability and safeguarding of PMH perimeters, by improving the availability of water and the efficiency of the irrigation infrastructure and thus strengthening the resilience of agriculture.
And this through:
• The safeguard and the sustainability of the PI in PMH includes a wide range of development and rehabilitation works including the improvement of water catchments (sources, diversion along the water, etc.), the repair of dams diversion, the coating of earthen channels, opening and stabilization of circulation tracks and access to the perimeters;
• The improvement of the efficiency of the irrigation infrastructure, aims to contribute to the increase of the efficiency of the irrigation networks on the rehabilitated PI in PMH, the reduction of water losses, improvement of the scope of the service (number of producers at the back of the system);
• Improving adaptation to climate change concerns the contribution to the conservation of natural resources and the conservation of water and soil;
• Safeguarding the national heritage of the Khettaras: This will involve carrying out rehabilitation work on the existing Khettaras (traditional systems of draining galleries), which now constitute a national heritage to be preserved and whose inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO is under review. The activities planned to achieve the results in this area relate to sub-projects for the rehabilitation of water catchments and the rehabilitation of irrigation canals, which will affect a total area of 25,000 ha of PMH-type irrigated perimeters. Also, the activities of this results area will concern the rehabilitation of a total targeted line of 50 km of rural roads for the opening up of operators of PMHs and the surrounding rural population.
Result area 2:
Inclusive, efficient and sustainable value chains. The program intervenes to contribute to the integration of small producers in rural and vulnerable areas into value chains and to improve their organization. The integration of small producers will have advantages both for the producers themselves and for all components of the value chains, and will thus contribute to improving their performance and their sustainability.
PADIDZAR will therefore help support:
• The identification of ideas and opportunities for agricultural, agricultural and processing projects at the levels of the Program intervention area;
• Communication and awareness-raising around project opportunities for young people and women in rural areas;
• The launch of calls for expressions of interest for the identification of young people and women to support;
• Support for young people and women selected through advice and supervision in the various initiatives to set up their businesses and post-creation 12
• Support for the creation of cooperatives, agricultural, para-agricultural and processing service companies and the implementation of agricultural advisory actions for the benefit of small and medium-sized farmers;
• Improvement of the Professional Farmers Organization (OPA) through support and advice actions.
Result area 3:
The strengthening of sectoral and institutional capacities to improve the management and execution capacities of the actors concerned by the implementation of the Program and also to accelerate the implementation of key reforms.
The approach adopted was to integrate the related activities of:
• Regulatory, institutional and strategic framework governing the promotion of handpumps in place;
• Improved management and execution capacities of actors;
• Synergy and complementarity between the various development programs supported