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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) Special Assistance for Project Formation for Mwea Irrigation Development Project
3. Project Location Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga District
4. Type of project 1
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 7 10
1. Policy, 2. R & D, 3. Extension & Training, 4. Production, 5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit, 9. Seed, 10. Other ( specify below )
10. Project formation
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
7. Budget JPY 91.1 million
8. Project duration Total: $ 6.25 million Aug. 2008
(dd/mm/yy) End: Aug. 2009
9. Goal and objectives Goal: To increase rice productivity and improve rice market system by construction, expansion and rehabilitation of irrigation facilities and other related facilities and improvement of its operation and management in Mwea irrigation area, thereby contributing to the improvement in livelihood of farmers in Mwea and the food self-sufficiency in Kenya.
Obj.: a) Expansion of Mwea Scheme
b) Infrastructure rehabilitation and development including construction of Thiba Dam
c) Strengthening of farmer's organizations for effective scheme management and optimum production
d) Strengthening agriculture support services including agricultural extension, post-harvest processing, marketing, research and credit service
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: National Irrigation Board (NIB)
Sec.: Farmers in the irrigation scheme
11. Project component (activities) 1. TOR 1: To review and confirm the necessity of the project
1.1 To identify current status and issues of agriculture sector in Kenya
1.1.1 To review current status of agriculture sector, including demand for rice, rice market, technical assistance for rice production and institutional framework for irrigation development.
1.1.2 To review the policies for development of agriculture and irrigation.
1.1.3 To review the process of irrigation development in Kenya and identify issues concerned (at development planning, coordination with the public, construction and O&M stages).
1.2 To confirm current situation and issues in the project area
1.2.1 To confirm socio-economic condition,
1.2.2 To confirm current status of existing irrigation facilities and identify issues concerned, and
1.2.3 To assess beneficiaries' needs for development of irrigation facilities.
1.3 To confirm the necessity and priority of the project (the consistency of the national policies, forecast of domestic rice demand, and international market prices of rice).
2. TOR 2: To review and confirm the components of the project
2.1 To propose the project components
2.1.1 To review the project regarding dam and headworks on the detailed design in 1996 with a focus on;
1) Topographical and geological structure and hydrological condition of dam construction site, and
2) Structure, specifications, construction techniques, and alternatives if necessary.
2.1.2 To review the project regarding irrigation facilities and paddy fields on the detailed design in 1996 with a focus on;
1) Situation of land ownership, identification of right of way and land readjustment related to the project,
2) Realignment of channel and drainage based on the location of residents and paddy fields, and
3) Necessity of the pilot farm and clarification of the outline design.
2.1.3 To review and propose additional components to enhance the project effect with focus on;
1) Necessity of postharvest facilities such as reception centre, rice mill facilities and agricultural equipment centre, and
2) Necessity of procurement of equipment such as O&M equipment, farm machinery and environmental measuring instrument.
2.2 To propose required technical assistance.
2.3 To propose implementation schedule.
2.4 To estimate total project cost including financial plan including funding arrangements and estimation of annual fund requirements.
2.5 To propose procurement methods and packages.
3. TOR 3: To review and confirm the structure for implementation and O&M
3.1 To review the institutional framework for the project implementation:
3.1.1 To propose institutional framework for the project implementation (identification of role and mandate of relevant organizations, proposition of structure of the Project Management Units (PMU) and action plants), and
3.1.2 To confirm capability of executing agency regarding technical and financial aspects.
3.2 To propose the institutional framework for O&M;
3.2.1 To identify issues of O&M on existing irrigation facilities and beneficiaries' needs and propose countermeasures.
3.2.2 To review and propose the mechanism by beneficiaries for sharing costs for construction, procurement of equipments and O&M and to propose fee collection system including confirmation of affordability of beneficiaries.
3.2.3 To propose additional assistance to beneficiaries such as income generation and awareness raising program based on the beneficiaries' needs.
3.2.4 To propose sustainable systems for O&M of the project facilities based on TOR3.1.1 to 3.2.3 including proposition of action plans for government.
3.3 Top propose coordination measures with other Japanese ODA facilities, other donors' program, NGPs and local governments.
4. TOR 4: To confirm project evaluation
4.1 To propose the operation and effect indicators (baseline data, target value method of data acquisition etc.).
4.2 To confirm the qualitative effect.
4.3 To calculate Economic /Financial Internal Rate of Return (EIRR/FIRR).
5. TOR 5: To review environmental and social consideration
5.1 To review environmental considerations for the project
5.1.1 To confirm the EIA approval procedures based on Kenyan laws and regulations and other environmental laws, and
5.1.2 To confirm the environmental and social impacts by the project based on the TOR 2, and if necessary, assist EIA preparation (including assistance in making an environmental management plan, formulating and environmental monitoring plan and establishing an monitoring system).
5.2 To review social considerations for the project:
5.2.1 To confirm the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) approval procedures based on Kenyan laws and regulations and other relevant laws, and
5.2.2 To assist in RAP preparation (including recommendations for monitoring of the project affected people after their resettlement).
5.3 To assist in organizing and holding consultations with stakeholders regarding EIA and RAP based on the JBIC Guidelines for Confirmation of Environmental and Social Considerations.
5.4 To assist in preparing the environmental checklist based on the JBIC Guidelines for Confirmation of Environmental and Social Considerations.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Inception Report
2. Interim Report
3. Draft Final Report
4. Final Report with summary
13. Inputs 1. Japanese side:
1) Dispatch a SAPROF team to carry out the services (Agriculture Development Specialist (Team Leader), Irrigation Development Specialist, Participatory Development /Community Organization Specialist), Water Resource Development Specialist, Rice Farming Specialist, Financial /Organizational Management Specialist, Environmental Specialist, Social Consideration Specialist)
2) Activity cost (study, workshop, report printing, etc)
2. Kenyan side:
1) Relevant data, information and documents
2) Counterpart porsonnel
3) Appropriate office space, office equipment and secretarial services
4) Issuance of entry permits
5) Safety of the SAPROF team members
6) Assistance in transportation arrangements
7) Assistance in medical services
8) Assistance in customs clearnce, exempt from any duties, etc.
14. Implementing agency National Irrigation Board (NIB)
15. Status of the project 3 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Irrigation scheme, Project formation,