Eswatini - Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project Preliminary Studies Phase II


Project Summary

Approval Date 22 May 2009
Signature Date 17 Feb 2010
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Commitment U.A 879,447.86
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Government of Swaziland received a € 910,000 grant to carry out the preparatory work necessary for the implementation of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP)-Phase II. This entails the preparation of the feasibility studies, detailed designs and tender documents required for the implementation of the LUSIP II infrastructure investments, as well as the mobilisation of funds required for the implementation of LUSIP II infrastructure investments. The improvement of agricultural productivity is part of the country’s strategy to increase food and economic security to fight extreme poverty.

Project Objectives

The objectives of the study are the following: i) the preparation of the feasibility studies, detailed designs and tender documents required for the implementation of the LUSIP II infrastructure investments and ii) the mobilisation of funds required for the implementation of LUSIP II infrastructure investments.

Beneficiaries

The target population of the LUSIP II project is the approximately 10,000 poor rural people living in three chiefdoms, located within the boundaries of the Swazi Nation Land to be developed under Phase II of LUSIP, in the Matata irrigation command area. Amongst the smallholder sugarcane farmers in the LUSIP area, there are about 20% female farm holders who will be equally and fairly represented in all project support services.

Participating Organization

Funding
AfricaWater Facility Fund
Implementing
Ministry of Agriculture - Cooperatives

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-AAC-004
Other IATI identifier CA-3-A032232003
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Geographic Location

Country Eswatini
Coordinates Location Name
-26.4167 31.75 Lubombo District