Small Irrigation and Market Access Development Project in the Nippes and Goavienne Region (PPI-3)
10/12 - 12/17
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The project aims to support local organizations working on irrigation schemes and watershed management in the Nippes and Goavienne region, benefiting 28,000 poor rural households. The specific objectives include: (i) Increasing agricultural production sustainably through efficient water management and the consolidation of both collective and individual irrigated agriculture; (ii) Improving the value of irrigated agriculture production, and increasing farmers' access to markets and financial services; (iii) Strengthening the planning, organizational and management capacities of grassroots organizations to increase their access to markets and financial services. Regarding land and natural resource governance the project, similar to the Small-scale Irrigation Development Project (PPI-2) completed in 2015, aims at ensuring tenure security for the beneficiaries of rehabilitated or newly constructed irrigation schemes. The activities included the mapping of the irrigated area, the setting-up of a database listing all identified irrigation scheme users and when possible the issuance of a land title for the parcels used. Further capacity-building activities for WUAs are being undertaken and user fees for the irrigation schemes collected.