Modernized Irrigation Project for Small and Medium Farmers

Sustainable agriculture
Ecuador
COUNTRIES
Ecuador
DATES
28/12/2016 - 27/12/2021
TOTAL BUDGET
€ 126 938 773
TOTAL LAIF CONTRIBUTION
€ 8 408 773
SECTOR
Sustainable agriculture
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Investment Grants
Technical Assistance
CITIES / PROVINCES
National level
DESCRIPTION

The objective of the project is to improve the income of small and medium producers through the promotion of production based on the rational and climate-smart use and management of natural resources, especially efficient irrigation. National capacities will be strengthened in the design and management of parcel irrigation systems, through the training of experts and irrigation professionals who will contribute to the improvement and modernization of agricultural production systems, the efficient management of irrigation water, improved access to markets and the resilience of the Ecuadorian farming sector to climate change.

RESULTS
  • Producers should improve their production in a sustainable way, compatible with the conservation of the environment and adapted to climate change.
  • Producers should increase their capacity to transform and commercialize their production in a stable, fair and solidary manner, and respecting environmental variables.

  • Ecuadorian public institutions linked to territorial agrarian development should see their capacities strengthened.

  • Organizations and productive associations of peasants, women and young people should be empowered and strengthened for the productive development of irrigation.

  • Creation and operation of a national irrigation training system.

  • Improved skills in the design and sustainable management of irrigation.

  • Increased opportunities for training and promotion of applied research in irrigation systems linked to the improvement of productivity, efficient management of irrigation water and resilience to climate change.

LEAD FINANCING PARTNER
CO-FINANCING PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
CRIS REFERENCE
DCI-ALA/2016/380-902