Description: The Second On-Farm Irrigation Project objective was to improve irrigation service delivery on a sustainable basis that to contribute to increased agricultural productivity among irrigation farmers in the Kyrgyz Republic. This was achieved through further development of water users associations (WUA) and rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage infrastructure. The project had three components: (i) WUA strengthening; to ensure that they are able to efficiently and productively utilize the irrigation systems under their management; (ii) rehabilitation and modernization of irrigation and drainage systems on about 51,000 ha managed by an estimated 29 WUAs; and (iii) project management, where the department of water resources had overall responsibility for the project. The project was implemented country-wide and targeted some 500 WUAs with training.
Beneficiaries: Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industries