Second Phase of the Micro Irrigation Technologies Project for 2014 - 2016 is approved by SDC

The drip irrigation project has been added to the logframe of SEP in 2010. The Expected Result of Drip Project Phase I was “Market testing of profitability of drip irrigation systems (DIS) sale at all levels (of participants) of the value chain and efficiency of using drip irrigation technology at the farm level are assessed”.

Due to the successful implementation of Phase I 2010 – 2013, the decision was taken to continue the project and start the second Phase. The Phase II is approved by SDC and iDE together with Helvetas Kyrgyzstan and Helvetas Tajikistan to implement the project both in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The duration of the project is 2014 – 2016.

Daniiar Andakulov, Micro Irrigation Technologies (MIT) Project Coordinator, has participated in the M4P (making Market work for the poor) training which was organized in Bern, Switzerland by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and SDC in February. 27 participants of the training were from Helvetas, SDC, and other different organizations. Out of these 27 participants SDC will create a group of e-discussions on administrative and project cycle management challenges while implementing Market Systems Development / M4P projects.