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Participatory Small-Scale Irrigation Development Programme (PASIDP)


03/08 - 09/15


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The aim of the programme is to improve food security, family nutrition and by developing about 12,000 hectares in irrigation schemes for 62,000 farmers households, in four states of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, SNNP and Oromia. The irrigation schemes developed will provide a model to be scaled up and replicated across the country. To ensure sustainability and the full participation of local community members, farmers will own and manage the irrigation systems through their own Water Users' Associations (WUAs). Specific targets include households headed by women, unemployed young people and people without land. On land and natural resource governance, the programme aims to issue land title certificates to small scale farmers and to ensure equitable access to land for women in these schemes. It will also support the formation and empowerment of WUAs for effective operations and maintenance and to empower women by increasing their participation in decision making bodies of WUAs and enhancing their skills in irrigated farming among other things.

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