Monitoring & Evaluation Consultancy Services for the Ferghana Valley Water Resources Management Phase-I Project (FWRMP-I)
Location within country: Ferghana Province
World Bank (WB) and Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MAWR)Implementation period(month/year):
June 6, 2011 - January 6, 2016
Azim Nazarov - Project Coordinator Halmurat Satvaldiev - Deputy Team Leader Madina Khalmirzaeva – Environmental Engineer
The World Bank funded FWRMP-I has been designed to address both the physical and institutional causes of low agricultural productivity. The project design addresses overall constraints to agricultural production in Uzbekistan, damage to public and private infrastructure, threats to the environment and public health due to shallow GWLs in the project area, and weak capacity for efficient water resources management in both public and private sectors.
The main objectives of FWRMP-I are to: (a) Promote sustainable irrigated agriculture production, increase employment and generate farm incomes in Ferghana Valley by improving drainage and irrigation systems and overall water resources management; (b) Reduce damage to private and public infrastructure, and improve environmental and public health conditions by controlling water logging; (c) Introduce participatory irrigation management through water users’ association and improved agricultural and irrigation practices, and income generating activities to enhance value of the products from the project area; and (d) Strengthen water management, and irrigation and drainage institutions.