HoReCo: IRRIGATION SCHEMES NEED MAINTENANCE FOR BETTER SUSTAINABILITY.

Inspection tour of MINECOFIN and HoReCo in Nyaruguru and Nyamagabe in irrigation schemes managed by HoReCo.

HoReCo is intervening in capacity building process for farmers in 18 districts for 61 developed schemes  of  around  10,037  Ha and run the project” Operation ,Maintenance and Management of Irrigation Schemes”In total  64  Water  Users Organizations (WUO) and 76 Cooperatives of farmers.

Maintenance of an irrigation canal system is usually carried out in between two irrigation seasons, or at times of low water demand. It consists of cleaning, weeding, de-silting, re-shaping, and executing minor repairs.

Maintenance of an irrigation canal system,Nyagisenyi-Rufigiza
Irrigation canals function well so long as they are kept clean and if they are not leaking.

The performance of an irrigation canal system depends not only on how the system is operated, but also on the condition of the canals. Irrigation canals function well so long as they are kept clean and if they are not leaking.

Irrigation canals function well so long as they are kept clean and if they are not leaking.

The smaller canals receive water from primary and secondary canals and so maintenance of the larger canals is of vital importance for the proper functioning of the whole system.

After a serious problem is found on an inspection tour, a team of workers or farmers should be available for repair as soon as possible. Seniors Managers of HoReCo said that better management of irrigation schemes allows farmers to grow crops in all three agricultural seasons per year including during the dry spell.

After a serious problem is found on an inspection tour, a team of workers or farmers should be available for repair as soon as possible
Senior Managers of HoReCo said that developped irrigation system is important in dry season.

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