Smallholder Irrigated Agriculture and Market Access Project- IRRIGA 1 (WB-P164431)

  • Mozambique
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Specific Location
Manica, Nampula, Sofala and Zambezia provinces
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Voting Date
Jun 29, 2018
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Government of Mozambique
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 55.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 57.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 13, 2018

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Project Description
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The proposed objective of the project is to improve smallholder agriculture productivity and market access in the project areas developed with irrigation and provide immediate and effective response to an eligible crisis or emergency. The Program objective of the Series of Projects is the same as the objective of this Project. 

The first phase of the project (SOP1) is expected to improve agriculture productivity and market access to smallholder on 3,000 hectares of irrigated land rehabilitated under PROIRRI and on additional 3,000 hectares of irrigated land to be rehabilitated under the project for a total of 6,000 hectares. While investments in agricultural
intensification and market access will be primarily in these 6,000 hectares, they will be also extended to areas beyond those rehabilitated irrigation areas (in coordination with and involvement of the private agribusiness sector) as the opportunity arise. The IRRIGA project will establish and strengthen WUGs and WUAs, improve water service delivery and on-farm water management, expedite the introduction and transfer of improved agriculture technology, and improve the input and output market linkages to irrigated and non-irrigated areas. The project will be implemented in four selected provinces - Manica, Nampula, Sofala and Zambezia. 

The project will finance the following five components:

  1. Institutional Capacity Building - The objectives of this component are to strengthen the institutional capacity and to improve the enabling policy environment, and support the regulatory framework of the institutions involved in the development of irrigated agriculture, and to enhance beneficiaries’ capacity for sustainable development and management of irrigated agriculture.
    1. Strengthening Irrigation Institutional Capacity
    2. Strengthening Agriculture Institutional Capacity and Market Linkages
    3. Agriculture Investment Management Unit
  2. Smallholder Irrigation Development and Management - This component will finance engineering design of 5,000 ha for irrigation development; and construction supervision, equipment and civil and hydraulic works for 3,000 ha of irrigated land in the project areas to improve water availability and resilience of irrigation services.
    1. Irrigation Infrastructure Investment
    2. Irrigation Infrastructure Management
  3. Agriculture Intensification and Market Linkages - This component will improve productivity, production, cropping intensity, competitiveness and market access for 9,000 smallholder farmers cultivating roughly 6,000 ha of land in the project area.
    1. Capacity Building for Smallholder Farmers
    2. Investment Support to Enhance Smallholder Agricultural Production
    3. Matching Grants for Market-led Production and Value Chain Development
  4. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation - The objective of this component is to ensure project management efficiency and efficacy, by ensuring the use of resources in accordance with the project’s objectives, procedures, and fiduciary guidelines; and finance monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities during the project implementation and report regularly on implementation status and performance, and the achievement of project indicators and development objective. 
  5. Contingency and Emergency Response - This component will provide immediate response in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency. This is a “zero-dollar” Contingency and Emergency Response Component. In the case of an adverse event that causes a major disaster, the Government of Mozambique may request the World Bank to channel some financial resources from this component to address the emergency. If agreed by the World Bank, part of the project resources will be re-allocated to this component to finance any critical emergency activities under this component. This component will facilitate access to rapid financing by allowing reallocation of uncommitted project funds in the event of a natural disaster, either by a formal declaration of a national or regional state of emergency or upon a formal request from the Government of Mozambique. Component 5 will use IDA Immediate Response Mechanism.
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World Bank:
Aniceto Timoteo Bila
Sr Agricultural Spec.

Ministry of Finance and Economy
Adriano Umbisse
Director of Treasure

Implementing Agency:
Ministry Of Agriculture and Food Security
Paiva Munguambe
General Director


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