Zambia: World Bank-Funded Irrigation Project Starts

All Africa (Feb. 9, 2012) | The Government has started the implementating the World Bank-funded irrigation project which will cover a total of 5,000 hectares of land in Southern, Central and Copperbelt provinces. Under the Irrigation Development and Support Project (IDSP) the Government will support 1,300 small-holder farmers in the three identified sites. Last year, the Government signed a financing deal of US$115 million with the World Bank for irrigation infrastructure under IDSP. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO) national coordinator Barnabas Mulenga said so far, this was one of the largest projects the World Bank was funding in the agriculture sector.