Senegal: Evaluation of the Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project

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Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project is an infrastructure and land tenure intervention carried out in Senegal from 2011-2015.

The project was implemented in two regions along the Senegal River Valley and included upgrades to and the rehabilitation of a canal and drainage system for 60,000 hectares of potential rice fields, construction of a multi-crop irrigated perimeter, clarification of land rights, development of a land allocation process, support for land rights of vulnerable groups, and training in land-tenure security tools and irrigation techniques for local water user committees. The key objectives were to increase agricultural production, employment, and incomes in the Senegal River Valley; formalize farmers’ land rights; and mitigate land disputes.

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Sarah Hughes

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