The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Senegal Get US$ 30 million ADF Support

25/01/2006
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Ruminant Livestock Management in West Africa

Tunis, 25 January 2006 The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday in Tunis, approved a loan of 9.76 million Units of Account (UA*), equivalent to US$13.95 million and a grant of 10.24 million UA, equivalent to US$ 14.63 million to finance the sustainable management of endemic ruminant livestock in West Africa project (The Gambia, Guinea, Mali and Senegal).

The Projects is aimed at conserving the biodiversity of endemic ruminant livestock with a view to increasing their productivity, in order to contribute to poverty reduction and improved food security in West Africa.