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Malawi National Irrigation Policy and Development Strategy

Malawi National Irrigation Policy and Development Strategy

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A.LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ADDAgricultural Development DivisionCONGOMACouncil for Non-Government Organizations in MalawiDITFDistrict Irrigation Task ForceEPAExtension Planning AreahaHectaresMASIPMalawi Agriculture and Investment ProgramMoFFEAMinistry of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental AffairsMoAIMinistry of Agriculture and Irrigation NECNational Economic Council NIBNational Irrigation BoardMoWDMinistry of Water DevelopmentMoLVMinistry of Lands and ValuationMWSMinistry of Works and Supplies NGONon-Government OrganizationO&MOperations and MaintenanceRDPRural Development ProjectSACCOSavings and Credit CooperativeUSAIDUnited States Agency for International DevelopmentWRBWater Resources Board
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TABLE OF CONTENTSA. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS..................................................................................................................1TABLE OF CONTENTS..............................................................................................................................21 VISION.........................................................................................................................................................42 MISSION STATEMENT............................................................................................................................43 NEED FOR AN IRRIGATION POLICY.................................................................................................44 BROAD POLICY OBJECTIVES..............................................................................................................55 POLICY STATEMENTS............................................................................................................................56 BROAD DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES..............................................................................................67 DETAILS OF DEVELOMENT STRATEGIES.......................................................................................7
7.1 I
DENTIFICATION
 
OF
 
AREAS
 
WITH
 
IRRIGATION
 
POTENTIAL
.....................................................................................77.2 C
APACITY
B
UILDING
 
IN
D
O
I, P
RIVATE
S
ECTOR 
 
AND
I
 NSTITUTIONS
...............................................................77.3 P
ROCEDURES
 
FOR 
I
RRIGATION
D
EVELOPMENT
..................................................................................................8
7.3.1 Farmer Participation and Ownership.............................................................................................87.3.2 Environmental Protection...............................................................................................................97.3.3 Scheme financing.............................................................................................................................97.3.5 Women’s participation in irrigation................................................................................................97.3.6 New Technologies and Research in Irrigated Agriculture............................................................107.3.7 Marketing and Crop Diversification.............................................................................................117.3.8 Private Sector and NGO Participation in Irrigation Development..............................................11
7.4 S
MALLHOLDER 
I
RRIGATION
D
EVELOPMENT
 
AND
M
ANAGEMENT
........................................................................12
7.4.1 Scheme Development.....................................................................................................................127.4.2 Transfer of management of existing government schemes to their beneficiaries..........................127.4.3 Rehabilitation of old Earth dams and Construction of New Ones................................................137.4.4 Assistance to Informal Irrigation Sector.......................................................................................13
8 EXPECTED OUTPUTS............................................................................................................................149 INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK........................................................................................................16
9.1 L
EGISLATION
............................................................................................................................................179.2 T
HE
I
RRIGATION
D
EPARTMENT
...............................................................................................................179.3 R 
OLE
 
OF
G
OVERNMENT
........................................................................................................................189.4 O
THER 
I
 NSTITUTIONS
.................................................................................................................................209.5 W
OMEN
 
IN
I
RRIGATED
A
GRICULTURE
...........................................................................................................229.6 P
RIVATE
S
ECTOR 
.......................................................................................................................................22
9.6.1 Consultancies................................................................................................................................239.6.2 Farming Communities...................................................................................................................239.6.3 Private Estate and Commercial Farming sub-sector....................................................................239.6.4 Private sector equipment and spare parts suppliers.....................................................................249.6.5 Credit and Banking Institutions.....................................................................................................24
9.7 N
ON
G
OVERNMENTAL
O
RGANIZATIONS
........................................................................................................249.8 D
ONORS
...................................................................................................................................................25
ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................25
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ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................26TIME FRAME..............................................................................................................................................26
2.2 Institutions...................................................................................................................................28
ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................28TIME FRAME..............................................................................................................................................28RESPONSIBILITY......................................................................................................................................28ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................29
D
ISTRICT
I
RRIGATION
P
LANNING
.......................................................................................................................29
ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................31TIME FRAME..............................................................................................................................................31RESPONSIBILITY......................................................................................................................................31ACTIVITY....................................................................................................................................................32TIME FRAME..............................................................................................................................................32RESPONSIBILITY......................................................................................................................................32ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................33ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................33REMINDERS................................................................................................................................................33
D
O
I..............................................................................................................................................................33
ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................34ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................34ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................35ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................36ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................................................................37
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