The goal of the project is to sustainably raise smallholder farmers' productivity through improved water resources and integrated agricultural production. The project is national in scope, targeting 81,292 poor and food-insecure households with particular attention to households headed by women, which will receive priority in land allocation in new irrigation zones. It supports the intensification of irrigated and rain-fed crop production through the provision of fertilizers, agrochemicals, improved seeds, conservation agriculture trials.
Land and natural resource governance related activities include the promotion of small livestock investments for the lowest-income earners and women with limited access to land. The project will set-out guidelines for agricultural development aiming at optimizing production and productivity through an integrated watersheds management.