Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Senegal: Contributing to the improvement of rice productivity and the enhancement of food security through rehabilitating irrigation facilities

[Goal 2] Zero Hunger


On January 10, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of Senegal in Dakar to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 7.169 billion yen for the Project for Irrigated Rice Production in the Senegal River Valley.

The objective of this project is to improve productivity of irrigated rice and ensure food security in Senegal by rehabilitating and/or expanding irrigated fields, procuring agricultural machinery, strengthening the maintenance and management system of irrigation facilities, and supporting farming management in the Senegal River basin, the largest rice production area in Senegal. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 2.

Details for the project are provided below.


signing ceremony

1. Terms and Amount of Loan
Project title Amount
(million yen)
Annual interest rate (%) Repayment
Project Consulting
Project for irrigated rice production in the Senegal River Valley 7,169 0.01 0.01 40 10 General untied

2. Executing Agency
National Company of Development and Exploitation of Land in the Delta of Senegal River, and Faleme Valleys
Address: Ngallèle RN2 (Route de Rosso) Saint-Louis SENEGAL, BP 74
Phone: +221-33-938-2200

3. Planned Implementation Schedule
(1) Completion of project: October 2026 – when the facilities are put into service
(2) Issuing letters of invitation for consulting services (including construction supervision): February 2021
(3) Tender announcement of the initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction:
Procurement package title: Procurement of Agricultural Machinery
Release date: December 2023

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