Zambia - Feasibility study for upscaling smallholder irrigation systems for climate change adaptation

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Jun 2016
Signature Date 15 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,129,132.42
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Feasibility studies are an integral part of the Up-scaling Smallholder Irrigation project. This project (Up-scaling Smallholder Irrigation project) is designed to prepare an irrigation investment project that would upscale the successful interventions introduced under the Small-Scale Irrigation Project. It will be implemented through three (3) components, including: (i) Component 1: Prefeasibility, Feasibility Studies and Detailed Designs; (ii) Component 2: Integrated Safeguard System Studies; and (iii) Component 3: Project Management. The component 1, which comprises the feasibility studies, will be implemented through three sub-components, and in three subsequent phases. These studies will be base on a pre-feasibility study findings. A feasibility report is expected in this study and would provide (1) a summary document, detailing all findings of the feasibility assessments; and (2) include more detailed assessments, including sub-project. The duration of the project would be 24 months from the time of project effectiveness. Its total cost is estimated at € 1,600,000, out of which the African Water Facility would finance € 1,400,000 (87.5%) (net of taxes and duties), while the Government of the Republic of Zambia would contribute € 200,000 (12.5%; in-kind and incash).

Project Objectives

The purpose of Up-scaling Smallholder Irrigation project is the preparation of an up-scaling project for investments in climate-smart irrigated commercial agriculture in the Republic of Zambia.


The direct beneficiaries of this project comprise various authorities of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, by providing a sound information base for making investment decisions in irrigation and water management.

Participating Organization

AfricaWater Facility Fund
Ministry of Agriculture - Water Development


IATI identifier 46002-P-ZM-AAC-007
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Lewis Mupeta BANGWE

Geographic Location

Country Zambia
Coordinates Location Name
-9.75 30.75 Northern Province
-13.66667 32.0 Eastern Province