CLIENT: MINISTRY OF WATER
Government of Uganda contracted ALTUS Consult LTD (ACL) to enhance the irrigation scheme management system, redefine the functions of the Cooperative, establish the irrigation water management institutions including among others establishment of Farmer field schools and undertake functional analysis and performance of the scheme for Agoro Irrigation scheme.
ACL will re-define/restructure and establish effective organisational structures and systems of Agoro Irrigation Scheme to ensure efficient irrigation water use and management, operation & maintenance of scheme facilities, financial management and cost recovery, control and enforcement (water service delivery mechanisms). The consulting team will also differentiate the functions, roles, responsibilities and interests of the various stakeholders/institutions for better and improved agriculture productivity and sustainable, equitable water resource management.
The assignment aims to conduct a functional analysis of the Management and Performance of Agoro I Irrigation Scheme to identify the gaps, recommend solutions and revive the management and performance frameworks for better management of the scheme. This is tailored to address all the key aspects that lead to the schemes’ sustainability.
During the duration of this assignment ACL will deliver on the following objectives:
- Conduct functional analysis of the performance and management of Agoro Irrigation Scheme and undertake review of performance and management contract documents.
- Undertake promotion, awareness raising, mobilization and sensitization of the farmers and all key stakeholders through engagement and participation in the operation and maintenance of the schemes and management of the irrigation schemes.
- Put in place an appropriate Farmer Based Management system to revitalize the current Organizations and institutional arrangements for effective management, monitoring and regulation to foster sustainable and viable commercial irrigation services.
- Establish and develop capacity to ensure functional, effective, efficient, viable and networked Farmer based institutions are created to manage, operate and maintain the irrigation scheme.
- Train and develop the capacity of farmers in Participatory Irrigation Water Management (PIWM).