Eptisa will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries of Morocco for the modernization of irrigated agriculture

The project will be implemented during four years in the areas of Gharb, Haouz y Souss Massa

November 18 2013

The European Investment Bank has awarded to Eptisa, in consortium with the Spanish public company TRAGSATEC, a new project to provide technical assistance to the Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries for the modernization of irrigated agriculture in the area of Gharb, Haouz and Souss Massa in Morocco.

The overall objective of this contract is to help farmers to use irrigation water in a more efficient and durable manner with the aim of mitigate the current and anticipated effects of the shortage of water resources.

The project is part of the “Programme National d’Economie d’Eau en Irrigation” (PNEEI), a national programme with the aim of transform a surface of 21.405 Ha into an irrigation area in three regions of the country. It is expected to directly benefit about 7,772 farmers, through upgrading of public irrigation networks and their adaptation for localised irrigation, on-farm drip irrigation equipment, and providing support and training services to the farmers and irrigation communities. .

The technical assistance team will support the CPMU in the implementation of activities related to the project of modernization of irrigated agriculture in the three regions (Gharb, Haouz and Souss Massa).

The consortium will develop the Project during 4 years, between November 2013 and November 2017.


 
 Eptisa will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries of Morocco for the modernization of irrigated agriculture