Watershed Management and Irrigation Project Technical Assistance to the PMU

Detailed description of project:

The project aims to sustainably increase agricultural production in four large-scale watersheds including irrigated lowlands. Accordingly, the project is structured into three components:

  • Agricultural development (access to markets, intensification and diversification of agricultural production systems;
  • Irrigation development (support to water user associations, establishment, management and operation and maintenance of irrigation infrastructure); and
  • Watershed management (integrated land use planning, erosion control, land registration and titling, pasture management).

A Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established for planning, tendering and controlling the project’s operations at central as well as regional level.

Type of services provided:

AHT is providing TA support to the PMU at HQ in Antananarivo and four administrative regions (SAVA; Boeny, Sambava, Itasy).

Services included:

  • Support to strategic and operational project planning;
  • Project management and technical planning;
  • Budgeting, accounting and management of a US$ 20 million operational fund;
  • Tendering, contract management and supervision;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Introduction of a GIS;
  • Partner coordination.
Ministry of Agriculture
World Bank
04/2008 – 06/2014
Contract value: 1,446,909 €