Project to strengthen food security through the development of irrigated crops in Mali (PRESA-DCI)

Detailed description of project:

This project is being carried out as part of the "Project to Strengthen Food Security Through the Development of Irrigated Crops in Mali (PRESA-DCI)", which aims to increase and diversify agricultural production and productivity, create jobs and increase the income of the population. PRESA-DCI is essentially an investment project encompassing the rehabilitation of 4,926 ha of irrigated perimeters spread out over three different regions of Mali namely, the Sikasso region (450 ha), the Koulikoro region (1,050 ha) and the Ségou region (3,426 ha) where drainage rehabilitation is also undertaken (54.6 km).
This project involves the supervision and technical control of the rehabilitation of the Molodo Nord perimeter over a total area of 3,426 ha and the rehabilitation of the Kala Inférieur Ouest and Bouno Bouo collector drains on a line of 54.6 km. In addition, the project strives to improve the management of irrigation water resources and the environmental management of the Molodo area which is part of the hydraulic system of Kala Inferior, in the Office du Niger area, 117km from Ségou.
The Consultant is charged with ensuring that the works are carried out in line with existing laws and norms, and respecting budgetary and time restrictions, whilst complying with all relevant technical, environmental, administrative and financial clauses. The Consultant does this through the Local Coordination Cell.

Type of services provided:

The methodological approach for service delivery has four stages: (a) preparatory phase, (b) general organization of works, (c) on-site inspection and training of staff, and (d) preparation of documents for the completion of the works.

The aim of the preparatory phase is to gain insight into the state of construction sites and the environmental situation prior to the start of the project as well as verifying technical, administrative and financial documents.

The general organization of the works includes activities to define the general organization and procedures for site administration, quality and quantity control procedures and environmental protection procedures.

On-site inspection includes the supervision of topographical works, laboratory tests, qualities and quantities of earthworks and bridges, work carried out by operators, respect for the environment and Monitoring and Evaluation of the progress of the works, as well as the control, approval and notification of works documents, registering complaints and making contract amendments, verifying and approving attachments and the preparation of monthly progress reports. Staff training includes the training of Niger Office managers regarding the technical and organizational management of large irrigated gravity schemes, land management, water governance and integrated water resources management. Sprinkler managers are trained to allow for a change in irrigation practices due to the new "masks module", which deliver lower flows and do not permit several operators to irrigate simultaneously.

The preparation of the documents for the completion of the works involves the provisional acceptance of the works, the preparation of an end of site report, controlling the preparation of the proofing record and of the completion of the work, the definitive reception of the works and the associated report.

Office du Niger
African Development Fund (ADF)
02/2017- 04/2019
Contract value:
593,789 €