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Small Scale Irrigation and Conservation (SSIC) Project 
 
The Small-Scale Irrigation and Soil Conservation Project addresses the problems that have been caused by the severe and recurring drought and increasing desertification. The objectives of this project are twofold. First, small-scale irrigation schemes will be established for the drought affected areas of Arsi, Bale, Northern Sidamo and Hararghe regions. This part of the project will include the following: 1) strengthening the Ministry of Agriculture's Irrigation Development Department and irrigation departments in the project regions; 2) strengthening of agricultural support services; 3) establishing funds for construction or rehabilitation of irrigation schemes; and 4) providing credit to rural women for small income generating projects. The second part of the project provides conservation and agricultural support in the Hararghe region. The issues addressed are: 1) strengthening the Ministry of Agriculture's Community Forest and Soil Conservation Development Department; 2) providing agricultural support services in the Hararghe highlands for establishing conservation-based trials, bund stabilization, and improvements in the extension system; and 3) supporting a development program for rural women focussing on the introduction of vegetable gardens and nutrition education.** 
  Last Updated  October 25 2014
Basic Information
Project StatusClosed 
Region Africa 
Country/AreaEthiopia 
Major Sector (Sector) (%) Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (Irrigation and drainage) (21%) 
  Public Administration, Law, and Justice (Central government administration) (20%) 
  Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector) (18%) 
  Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (Agricultural extension and research) (41%) 
Old Major SectorN/A  
Old SectorN/A  
Env CategoryC  
Project IDP000731 
Bank Team Lead (Last Name, First)N/A  
Approval Date03-MAR-1987  
Closing Date31-DEC-1996  
Borrower/RecipientN/A  
Implementing AgencyN/A  

Financial
Main Loan/Credit #N/A  
IBRD Commitment *
IDA Commitment *
IBRD + IDA Commitment *
Grant Amount *
Total Project Cost *
Product LineIBRD/IDA 
Lending InstrumentSpecific Investment Loan 

Development Outcomes And Goals
Targeted Thematic Outcomes...Supporting this Broader Dev't Goal
GenderPromote gender equality & empower women (MDG); Empowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP)
Climate changeEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Rural services and infrastructureN/A (CAP)
Administrative and civil service reformPublic sector governance (CAP)
Nutrition and food securityHealth (CAP)
Available Project Documents***
For a short project overview, please consult the Project Information Document if available.
 
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR), Vol.1 -23-JUN-1997 
Credit Agreement (CA), Vol. -03-MAR-1987 
Memorandum & Recommendation of the President (MOP), Vol.1 -28-FEB-1987 
Staff Appraisal Report (SAR), Vol.1 -14-JAN-1987 
 

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