United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

ZIMBABWE ACCELERATED IRRIGATION REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENT

MINISTRY OF LANDS, AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES, WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (
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    Description
    Description

    The Accelerated Irrigation, Rehabilitation and Development Plan targets a cumulative 400,000 hectares, by 2023, comprising rehabilitation of 71,000 hectares (26 000 ha for smallholder irrigation schemes and 45 000 ha on A1 and A2 farms) and development of 183,000 hectares of new irrigation. The Plan has three components:

    (1) Rehabilitation and revitalisation of the over 450 irrigation schemes in communal areas, on 26,000 hectares and a concomitant farmer capacitation, governance overhaul and business model transformation to ensure viability and assure sustainability of these irrigation schemes.

    (2) The rehabilitation and revitalisation of the 45,000 hectares, on A1 and A2 farms, through regulatory reforms, governance improvement, business transformation and farmers capacitation.

    (3) New irrigation development will comprise new public and private sector, Lowveld Green Zone Irrigation Development on 100,000 hectares, and various schemes and projects linked to dams in communal and resettlement areas on 83,000 hectares.

    Expected Impact

    Increased area under irrigation as most farmers in Zimbabwe rely on rain- fed agriculture.

    Partners

    Government, Development partners, Private sector companies, banks

    Goal 2

    End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

    Goal 2

    2.1

    By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round

    2.1.1

    Prevalence of undernourishment

    2.1.2

    Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)

    2.2

    By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

    2.2.1

    Prevalence of stunting (height for age <-2 standard deviation from the median of the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age

    2.2.2

    Prevalence of malnutrition (weight for height >+2 or <-2 standard deviation from the median of the WHO Child Growth Standards) among children under 5 years of age, by type (wasting and overweight)

    2.2.3

    Prevalence of anaemia in women aged 15 to 49 years, by pregnancy status (percentage)

    2.3

    By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
    2.3.1

    Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size

    2.3.2

    Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status

    2.4

    By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

    2.4.1

    Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

    2.5

    By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

    2.5.1

    Number of (a) plant and (b) animal genetic resources for food and agriculture secured in either medium- or long-term conservation facilities

    2.5.2

    Proportion of local breeds classified as being at risk of extinction

    2.a

    Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries
    2.a.1

    The agriculture orientation index for government expenditures

    2.a.2

    Total official flows (official development assistance plus other official flows) to the agriculture sector

    2.b

    Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round

    2.b.1

    Agricultural export subsidies

    2.c

    Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility

    2.c.1

    Indicator of food price anomalies

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    Financing (in USD)
    Development of new irrigation schemes
    Financing (in USD)
    Rehabilitation of old irrigation schemes
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    1. Africa
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    Farmers

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