Essex Valley Irrigation Project

Date of Approval
March, 2018
Approved total
£ 35,515,000
United Kingdom Department for International Development
Implementing agency
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

The project aims to enhance production and productivity of farmers in Essex Valley in a socially inclusive, gender equitable and climate sensitive manner. The project is designed to develop an irrigation system, which will supply water to approximately 700 hectares of agricultural land. Also, it will provide training for farmers and other stakeholders in food safety standards and climate smart agriculture practices. A photovoltaic plant will also be designed and constructed to power the irrigation system and related administrative buildings