Small Irrigation Programme (SIP)
Swiss engagement through this project assists farmers in doubling their agricultural income through year-round irrigation and better access to markets. Doubling of agriculture income will contribute to poverty reduction and reduce poor farmer’s need to migrate. In addition, Swiss pioneering work in operationalizing federalism, through this project at local level will address issues related to historic over-centralization and social exclusion and will contribute to peace and stability in the country.
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Servizi finanziari agricoli
Risorse idriche in agricoltura
- Provincial Government strengthens its capacity to support Local Governments
- Local Governments strengthen their legislative and executive capacity for implementing small irrigation schemes. They also support in irrigated agriculture development
- Small farmers organize themselves inclusively in Water User Associations and build, operate and maintain small irrigation systems
- Farmers access agriculture extension services from Local Governments and plan their production based on commercial opportunities
- Agriculture input service providers provide maintenance, production advice or embedded services to farmers
- Traders and retailers establish contacts with Water User Association members
- Rural poor, especially the disadvantaged groups, increased their agricultural income by more than 40% in the areas of intervention.
- Since April 2015, a total of 49’000 small farming households, including 46% disadvantaged and 11% women-headed households, increased their agricultural productivity by managing irrigation systems in 13,600 hectares of land.
- Production of paddy, wheat and potato increased by 66%, 52% and 78% respectively Likewise, the cropping intensity increased by 38%.
- Winter vegetable production (potato) increased by more than 78%.
- 93% irrigation schemes built or rehabilitated under the projects are functioning well after 3 years of its completion.
- Settore privato straniero Sud/Est
Nepal’s growth in Agriculture sector is low due to centralistic planning, limited year-round irrigation, lack of agricultural services and limited access to markets.
While small irrigation is an exclusive right of the local governments as per Nepal’s Constitution 2015, the newly established local and provincial governments lack institutional and technical capacities to implement irrigation schemes. They require technical and financial support to fulfil their duty in an inclusive, equitable and sustainable manner.
|Obiettivi||Small farmers especially Disadvantaged Groups (i.e. socially discriminated/excluded due to caste/ethnicity/gender/religion/location, and also economically poor) reduce their poverty by increasing their income from agriculture products|
|Gruppi target||65,000 farmers, especially from Disadvantaged Groups, are the direct beneficiaries and 60 Local Governments of Province 1 will benefit from the project.|
|Effetti a medio termine||
Outcome1: Local Governments respond effectively to needs of small farmers for irrigated agriculture
Outcome 2: Small farmers, especially disadvantaged groups, increase agricultural productivity
Outcome 3: Market actors offer innovative supports and products to farmers in irrigated schemes
Risultati principali attesi:
Outputs related with Outcome 1
Outputs related with Outcome 2
Outputs related with Outcome 3
Risultati fasi precedenti:
As per the annual project reports:
Cooperazione allo sviluppo
|Partner del progetto||
Joint Venture of national consulting firms GEOCE, TMS and Aviyaan Consultants. The Joint Venture had won the mandate for the first phase through a two-stage selective public tender process. Continuation as a mandate with direct award.
|Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori||SIP Phase II will be managed by Local Governments in collaboration with Province 1 government.|
|Budget||Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF 17’600’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF 7’722’576|
|Fasi del progetto||Fase 2 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024 (Fase in corso) Fase 1 01.02.2014 - 31.12.2020 (Completed)|