AfDB provides Morocco $88 million loan for sustainable management of irrigation water
The African Development Bank (AfDB) provided Morocco a $88 million loan to support its National Programme to Promote the Economic Usage of Irrigation Water (PAPNEEI 2). The scheme’s total cost is $96.9 million of which government provides $8.9 million.
The initiative which is to last six years (2017-2022) aims to improve the living conditions of rural populations and agricultural production through the sound and sustainable management of irrigation water.
In details, it will cover an area 25,758ha regrouping 10,250 farms in the river basins of Oum Errabia and Loukkos in the North-Western part of the Cherifian kingdom.
It should benefit 61,500 people living in the region. Most of these are farmers.