|Approval Date||12 Dec 2002|
|Signature Date||20 Oct 2003|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2011|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2011|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31162|
The Komati Downstream Development Project (KDDP) is designed to reduce poverty by improving household incomes, food security and access to social and health services for the rural population in the Komati downstream development zone. The KDDP entails the development of 7,400 ha of irrigated crops, mainly sugar cane, maize, vegetables and bananas in the PDA utilizing Swaziland's share of the water from the Maguga dam. Some 2,200 ha should be developed by Government and the beneficiaries while another 4,200 ha will be development under this operation. This is in addition to 1,000 ha that will be developed by other private farmers. The project should provide the required irrigation systems and infrastructure as well as credit funds to enable smallholder farmers to intensify and diversify their agricultural production building on existing market linkages with the private sector. The main components of the project are: (A) Agriculture Development (including provision of irrigation infrastructure), (B) Infrastructure Development, and (C) Project Management.
The objective of the project it to reduce poverty through increased household income of the rural population. This will be facilitated by creating the conditions for the transformation of subsistence level smallholder farmers into small-scale commercial farmers.
The project is expected to benefit nearly 20,000 people who constitute the populations of the project area. It will directly benefit 1,800 households or 10,000 people who rely on subsistence farming on Swazi National Land (SNL) which is a poverty stricken area. Another 10,000 people will benefit indirectly from the generated economic activities.
African Development Bank
Nigerian Trust Fund
Swaziland KOMATI Project ENTERPRISE LTD.
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Name||COOMPSON Joseph Akrofi|
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