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Irrigation Development & Support Project (IDSP)

The objective of the Irrigation Development and Support Project (IDSP) for Zambia is to increase yields per hectare and value of diverse products marketed by smallholders benefitting from investments in irrigation in selected sites served by the project.
There are four components to the project, the first component being irrigated agricultural support services. The objective of this component is to provide knowledge and skills and strengthen the capacity of beneficiaries to prepare and operate medium-to-large size smallholder irrigation schemes on a sustainable commercial basis through the use of partnership agreements between the Government, communities and the private sector.
The second component is the public infrastructure. The objective of this component is to provide the bulk water supply and associated infrastructure required to establish medium-to-large size smallholder irrigation schemes under agreed partnership agreements.
The third component is the private and cooperative investment. The objective of this component is to facilitate private and cooperative investment in productive equipment and assets in and around irrigation schemes and to stimulate the establishment of small-scale enterprises.
Finally, the fourth component is the management and coordination. The objective of this component is to ensure efficient and timely delivery of project resources in accordance with the project’s objectives and to strengthen the irrigation sector policy and institutional framework.