Study on Supporting Services for Effectiveness of Irrigation

PROJECT LOCATION Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet and Banke districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 0
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR East Consult (P) Ltd.
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 1
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 0
START DATE (Month/Year) November 1994
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 1994
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES Rs. 30,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Dr. Hari K. Upadhyaya was the Project Leader who was involved in designing the study, analysis of data and writing the report.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The study assessed the need to improve supporting services for farmers alongside irrigation programs to enhance production in agriculture. Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet and Banke districts were selected for the assessment study. It was found that many agricultural development policies implemented in the study area emphasized on improving irrigation programs to increase productivity without paying much attention to farmers’ needs for timely extension services, inputs, credit, and marketing and price support for their produce. As a result, productivity did not increase as expected.

In viewing this problem, the study proposed a broad framework for improving supporting services in agricultural development. Various important factors such as raising awareness among users, organizing them into self-help or saving or credit groups, creating a revolving fund, establishing farmer cooperatives, and seeking assistance from NGOs to create an interdisciplinary activities were incorporated in the frame work to create an effective and sustainable agricultural development.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Project Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project. The following activities were undertaken:
  • Design of the survey, survey tools
  • Sample size and sample selection
  • Pre test and survey tools
  • Collection etiding, coding of the questionnaire
  • Report write-up