New Call for Proposals for Improving On-farm Irrigation in Egypt
A call for proposals has been launched under the European Union-Joint Rural Development Programme (EU-JRDP) in Egypt. The present Call for Proposals (CfP) is in line with the EU-JRDP’s specific objective 1: To increase sustainable agricultural production by managing water resources more effectively and adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and as such is aiming at disseminating Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) aiming at improving the irrigation systems at farmers’ field level.
The programme aims to improve the quality of life of the people living in rural areas of the governorates of Matrouh, Minya and Fayoum, with a focus on sustainable management of territorial resources.
Starting from 2016, EU-JRDP is rehabilitating the irrigation schemes in the command areas of Bahr Awlad Minya. The rehabilitation of EU-JRDP irrigation scheme is based upon i) the restoration and reconstruction of infrastructures (irrigation and drainage) of damaged main canals and meskas, ii) the adoption of policies to ensure safeguard and efficiency of irrigation services, iii) the integrated and programmed maintenance plan of the main canals and meskas. In addition, EU-JRDP is providing a grant for the management of the solid waste in the same areas of intervention.
The call aims to create creating synergies with other EU-JRDP initiatives in irrigation, and mainly targets the improvement of irrigation systems at farmers’ field level (marwas).
The applicants are invited to submit a proposal addressing at least three constraints per each Governorate.
The overall indicative amount available under this call is €1.2 million. The deadline for submission of applications is 3 September 2017.
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