The Title of the contract is: "Implementation support for sustainable farmer based institutional management of irrigation schemes: Mubuku II in Kasese district, Doho in Buteleja district and Ngenge in Kween district “ – Lot 2" and the overall objective of the consultancy assignment is to provide implementation support to farmers and all stakeholders for establishment of sustainable institutional management through participatory farmer based organizations in order to foster commercially viable irrigation services for the schemes.
The specific objectives of the assignment include:
a) Undertake promotion, awareness raising, mobilization and sensitization of the farmers and all key stakeholders through engagement and participation in the implementation, development and management of the irrigation schemes.
b) Establish Farmer Based Organizations, institutional arrangements, business value chain /Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) development for effective management, monitoring and regulation to foster sustainable and viable commercial irrigation services
c) Establish and develop capacity to ensure functional, effective, efficient and viable Farmer based organisations are created to manage, operate and maintain the irrigation schemes
d) Train and develop the capacity of farmers in Participatory Irrigation Water Management (PIWM)
The execution and implementation of activities under this assignment’s was categorised into four key tasks:
A) Stakeholder Engagement and Communication,
B) Establishment of Sustainable Farmer Based Management Organizations, Institutional Mechanisms, Business Value Chain /ICT Development for Irrigation Services,
C) Capacity Development for Sustainable Institutional Management of Irrigation Services
D) Participatory Irrigation Water Management (PIWM).
Value of the contract: 1,900,400 USD.
Funding agency: African Development Bank.
AESA East Africa (leader)
Governance Systems International