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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Kenya
2. Title (Full name) Mwea Irrigation Development Project
3. Project Location Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kirinyaga District
4. Type of project 2
1. Grant, 2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Field of support 3 4 5 6 7
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 )
6. Fund sources
(Funding agency)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
7. Budget JPY 13,080 ~ 16,184 million (estimated)
8. Project duration Total: $ 6.25 million 2010 (tentative)
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2016 (tentative)
9. Goal and objectives Goal: Contribute to improvement in the farmers' livelihoods in the areas and to the increase in food self-sufficiency in Kenya
Obj.: 1) To construct, expand and rehabilitate irrigation related-facilities in the Mwea Irrigation Scheme.
2) To improve management system for the operation and maintenance of the irrigation facilities
3) To improve rice productivity and rice distribution system
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: Farmers in the irrigation scheme
11. Project component (activities) 1. Civil engineering work
1.1 Construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure such as dams, head works etc.
1.2 Expantion of irrigation facilities and development of paddy fields
1.3 Construction of post-harvest facilities
2. Procurement of agricultural machinery and equipments
3. Technical training (operation and management of irrigation facilities, institutional development of Irrigation Water Users' Associations, improvement of agricultural technologies, etc.).
4. Consulting services
4.1 Detailed engineering, support to tendering, supervision of works, support to monitoring, etc.
4.2 Support to development of management system for operation and maintenance of the irrigation facilities, support to training programs, etc.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. Irrigation related-facilities in the Mwea Irrigation Scheme constructed and rehabilitated.
2. Management system for the operation and maintenance of the irrigation facilities improved.
3. Rice productivity and rice distribution system improved.
13. Inputs 1. Cost of civil engineering work
2. Provision of machinery and equipments
3. Training of Kenyan personnel in Japan
14. Implementing agency National Irrigation Board (NIB)
15. Status of the project 1 1. Pipeline, 2. Approved, 3. Ongoing, 4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
Keywords: Irrigation scheme, Civil engineering work, Infrastructure