Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project
The development objective of the Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project (IRDP) is to increase agriculture productivity and production in the project areas.
Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project (IRDP) provides support for: (a) rehabilitation of irrigation systems covering about 300,000 ha of irrigated areas; (b) the design and construction of a limited number of multi-purpose small dams and appurtenances, and associated irrigation conveyance and distribution systems in closed river basins; (c) establishment of hydro-meteorological facilities and services; and (d) project management and capacity building of Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and beneficiary communities.
The IRDP is co-financed with $97.8 millin IDA grant.
- A 15 % increase in the irrigated area;
- At least 20 % increase in crop yields in rehabilitated schemes;
- Availability of improved hydro-meteorological data to support planning and preparation of irrigation and water resources development investments; and
- Improved capacity of MEW staff in various fields.