Field visit in South Province of the Country in different irrigation schemes managed by HoReCo for the assessment of damaged irrigation schemes
HoReCo is managing different irrigation schemes prepared by the Government via RAB and other partners, even if the time, those irrigation schemes are being damaged by erosion from mainly high rainfall and water from constructed roads canalized in marshlands.
HoReCo Ltd in collaboration with cooperatives, Water Users Organizations (WUOs) and local leaders try to manage those foresaid irrigation infrastructures by doing community works but also by fighting against erosion on the surrounding hills of the marshland even if some irrigation schemes have got different incidences of erosion.
- Mukura Irrigation Scheme / Huye District
2. Rwamamba Irrigation Scheme / Huye District
3. Murori Irrigation Scheme /Huye District
4. Kibugazi Irrigation Scheme / Gisagara District
5. Urwonjya Irrigation Scheme /Nyaruguru District
Irrigation schemes should be valorised in production and management where HoReCo, Cooperatives, Water Users Organisations and local leaders are working together to have the maximum possible production but some irrigation schemes need rehabilitation for better working and operation.
In way of looking solution of quality seeds of Irish Potato, ABISHYIZEHAMWE Urwonjya Cooperative /Nyaruguru District working in Urwonjya Irrigation Scheme has mobilized to start multiplication of Irish Potato to resolve the problem of lack of seed where at the beginning has started on 5Ha and they get 50 Tons in the store.
This good activity is being expanded in aiming of satisfying the whole need of seeds on 115Ha of Urwonjya Irrigation Scheme.