Operation Maintenance and Management of Irrigation Schemes (OMMIS) Project:INTERVENTION AREAS AND OBJECTIVES

A. PROJECT INTERVENTION AREA:

OMMIS Project (Operation, Maintenance and Management of Irrigation Schemes) is implemented in almost all developed Irrigation Schemes located on 10,037 Ha with installed irrigation infrastructures in Rwanda. HoReCo has technical support activities that turnaround coaching on crop production and value chain management, irrigation techniques and mobilization for weekly community works to keep clean irrigation facilities in 18 districts of country, namely Gasabo, Kicukiro, Kamonyi, Ruhango, Nyanza, Huye, Gisagara, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Nyamasheke, Rulindo, Gakenke, Musanze, Bugesera, Rwamagana, Nyagatare, Ngoma and Kirehe districts where seventy six agricultural cooperatives (76) and sixty four (64) Water User Organizations are daily coached by HoReCo technicians.

B. OMMIS PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

 Introduction of new high yield varieties for identified markets and based on market demand;

 Management of on-farm yield trials for testing adaptability of crop varieties;

 Helping the farmers with different techniques used to measure the crop productivity;

 Creating the new irrigation infrastructures to support the existing ones;

 Assisting farmers to have access to agricultural inputs on time;

 Technical assistance for the farmers with different techniques used to measure the cost of production;

 Introduction of new irrigation systems within irrigation schemes;

 Establishing of management systems of post-harvest and handling activities from farm to the market;

 Helping the farmers to develop annual cropping calendar as well as cropping pattern according to climate requirements;

 Building the capacity of farmers using scheme farmer promotors (SFPs) and development of different training manuals;

 Establishment of Farmer Field and Learning Schools (FFLS) for learning different techniques used in agriculture

 Improving all agricultural practices and skills of WUOs / Cooperatives members;

 Increasing water fees collection and proper water resource management;

 Improving financial management of WUOs and cooperatives;

 Establishing irrigation calendar for every scheme ;

 Organization & conducting SISC and DISC meetings of different patterns related to agricultural seasons;

 Linking the farmers with markets


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