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Project ID:00074604Description:KGZ (Agriculture) - Agricultur
Kyrgyzstan One Fund
Start Date *: 22 Mar 2010
End Date*: 18 Mar 2012
Country: Kyrgyzstan Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   FAO - Food and Agriculture Organizat

The aim of the project "Modernization of small-scale irrigated agriculture to enhance and diversify rural livelihoods " (UNJP/KYR/005/UN) is to assist the efforts of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the first Millennium Development Goal: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, by improving the economic status of small farmers of the selected irrigation system "Pravay vetka" of the Nooken rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The project consisted of two main components: 1) training of 28 local engineers on modernization of irrigation systems and small construction works to improve performance of the selected irrigation system; 2) training of 25 local farmers to implement actions to train other farmers on agricultural consultation as well as establishing farmer field schools (FPS) to enhance farmers ' organizations and improve the skills of managing the irrigation farming.

The main outputs of the project were:

  1. 9500 most vulnerable households received constant irrigation water, irrigation water are continuously used due to improved management of water resources;
  2. 8 Water User Associations in 6 village districts l became more efficient, are be able to maintain and effectively operate  their irrigation system on the total suspended area of 14157 ha;
  3. Effective assistance are provided to emerging modern agricultural practices as well as a variety of income-generating activities;
  4. 28 engineers have been trained on the modernization of irrigation systems on the "MASSCOTE " FAO methodology;
  5. 25 local trainers have been trained on the methodology and establishing Farmer Field Schools on integrated water resources management, as well as passing the knowledge acquired on to other farmers;
  6. Small construction work on the irrigation system "Pravaya vetka" of the  Nooken rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast were developed and implemented for normal operation and management of water resources;
  7. In order to ensure normal and high-quality connection between structural subdivisions and 8 WUAs, communication equipment were be provided for the local staff of departments of water resources and engineers of 8 WUAs.
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