Rapid assessment study: Towards integrated planning of irrigation and drainage in Egypt, in support of the Integrated Irrigation Improvement and Management Project (IIIMP) | Land Portal

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December 2005
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Supporting capacity development for sustainable agricultural water management The International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRID) is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the IPTRID Secretariat as a Special Programme of FAO. The Secretariat is located in the Land and Water Development division of FAO and draws on a worldwide network of leading centres of excellence in the field of irrigation, drainage and water resources management. IPTRID aims to support capacity development for sustainable agricultural water management to reduce poverty enhance food security and improve livelihoods, while conserving the environment. IPTRID provides advisory services and technical assistance to governments and funding institutions to stimulate increased and more effective investment, assisting in the formulation and implementation of capacity development strategies and programmes. IPTRID was created in 1990 by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). First located at the World Bank in Washington, the IPTRID Secretariat was transferred in 1998 to the FAO in Rome. IPTRID is developing partnership with an increasing number of funding institutions and governments. During the last ten years, it has been supported by more than 20 international organizations and government agencies and has cooperated with more than 60 partners in about 40 developing countries and countries in transition. The present programme is co-financed by FAO, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, the World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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