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“Selection of Public Irrigated Perimeters” workshop for the MIIPAC project in Niger

Created by Jennifer Provost |

On January 24th, 2023, AHT successfully held the second workshop “Selection of Public Irrigated Perimeters” for the feasibility study of the project “Modernisation of Infrastructure in Large-Scale Public Irrigation Schemes for Climate-Smart Agriculture” (MIIPAC), financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via KfW. The objective of the study is to lay the foundation for the rehabilitation of irrigated perimeters (IP) in five regions of Niger (Tillabéri, Niamey, Dosso, Tahoua and Maradi). In addition to the rehabilitation and modernization of these agricultural areas, the project also focuses on elaborating concepts for agricultural production and value chain development through public-private partnerships to create employment opportunities and contribute to food and nutritional security.

The workshop was held in Niamey, in the conference room of the Ministry of Livestock. The main purpose of this technical workshop was to validate the study’s approach for the selection of IPs and the shortlist of the perimeters that should receive physical rehabilitation based on the assessment. Representatives from different donors (i.e., KfW, DEU & WB) as well as national stakeholders (i.e., Ministry of Agriculture, DGGR, DGA, ONAHA, INRAN, DGEF/Enviro, ANID, FUCOPRI, RINI & Pôle agro-industriel) attended the workshop. All stakeholders unanimously validated the approach, methodology, and selection criteria of the feasibility study.