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Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme (Ethiopia)


Titre : Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme (Ethiopia)

Pays : Ethiopia

Approval date : 18/04/2007

Organisme d’exécution : Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the state governments of Amhara ; Oromia ; Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples ; and Tigray

Durée : 2008 - 2015

Initiating institution : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Finalité et objectifs
The programme’s goal is to improve food security, family nutrition and incomes for poor rural households by developing irrigation schemes for small-scale farmers in four states of Ethiopia. The programme will target poor rural households in areas that are prone to drought and food insecurity. Many of the households cultivate plots of less than 1 hectare. Specific targets include households headed by women, unemployed young people and people without land.
The programme represents an important opportunity to reform small-scale irrigation development approaches and practices in Ethiopia. The irrigation schemes developed under the programme will provide a model to be scaled up and replicated across the country. To ensure sustainability and the full participation of local community members, farmers will own and manage the irrigation systems through their own water users’ associations. The programme will also train participants to take charge of the development process and it will encourage women to join the decision-making bodies of water users’ associations. Other objectives are to improve access roads in areas where there are irrigation systems, and to boost agricultural productivity by improving farming practices, supporting the establishment of home vegetable gardens and strengthening agricultural support services.

Informations financières
Approved IFAD loan : US$20.0 million
Approved DSF grant : US$20.0 million
Contribution of borrower : US$14.2 million
Contribution of beneficiaries : US$3.5 million
Total programme cost : US$57.8 million

Présentation : IFAD

President’s report : Proposed loan and grant to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Programme

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