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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Consultancy Project for the Management of Hydraulic Systems and Rice Production in the Bagré Reclamation Area (Burkina Faso)
Project Description: One agricultural expert and one hydraulic technology consultant will be stationed in Bagré, Burkina Faso, to respond to an ongoing deficit in management capacity associated with the maintenance of irrigation systems and cultivation techniques for paddy rice varieties at the Bagré Reservoir Management Office (MOB). Overall, this project will:
  1. Assist in the management of the rice nursery, regularly renewing seed stocks in order to generate above-average standards in rice production.
  2. Improve the local farmers’ organization and provide training sessions and demonstration workshops.
  3. Assist the MOB to manage and establish standard operating procedures (SOP) for the operation of irrigation systems in the Bagré reclamation area.
  4. Plan for the operation of the irrigation system and the management of 1,500 hectares of farmland on the left bank of the new reclamation area; provide assistance to build the capacity of local agricultural officers.

Region: Africa
Implementation Start Date: 2013/2/1
Implementation End Date: 2014/12/31
Source of Funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
  1. Assign one agricultural expert and one hydraulic technology consultant to provide advice and guidance in the Bagré reclamation area managed by the MOB.
  2. Provide assistance to improve the rice farmers’ organization operating in the reclamation area.
  3. Renew and propagate stocks of high-quality rice seed.
  4. Provide technical guidance on managing hydraulic irrigation systems.
  5. Consult on planning activities for 1,500 hectares of irrigated farmland on the left bank of the new reclamation area.
Executing Agency:
  1. Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Burkina Faso
  2. International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF)
  3. Bagré Reservoir Management Office in Burkina Faso
Implementation Arrangement: Members of the TaiwanICDF will provide technical assistance and assistance for capacity building.
Current Progress:

To the end of  December 2014, the following activities have been completed:

  1. Worked with the Bagré pole to review and promote the current three-grade rice seed production system; established a suitable management strategy for the rice breeding system in Bagré area.
  2. Participated in six conferences of the farming organization; assisted the farming organization with useful suggestions in order to solve the actual problems and difficulties of their internal organization operations.
  3. Assisted the Bagré pole in cultivating and managing the cropland for 5 hectares. The harvest of the second phase for 2105 kg in total, a hectare of the land produces in average for 4,21tons.
  4. Managed to have once, a training course, for 50 farming organization’s executives and the core agricultural agents in the Bagré reclamation area.
  5. Assisted the Bagré pole in repairing and supervising the hydraulic system, and finished mending the second level of irrigation channel for length of 1094 meters in the Bagré reclamation area.
  6. Completed the investigation of the damage extent on the main road for the cropland area and the siltation extent in the irrigation channel for 961 hectares (17 km) on the right side of the river in the Bagré reclamation area.
  7. Continued to train four Bagré pole hydraulic technicians to supervise and practice in the field of the irrigation system’s management, the material dispenses, the supply of the water in the cropland and the control of water gate.

Continued to train eleven Bagré pole hydraulic technicians with the basic courses for the use of GPS at the hydro-technics and agriculture domain.

Project Contact: Chen, Chao-Yeh
Phone: 02-28732323 ext.217
E-mail: c.y.chen@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits:
  1. The project will provide assistance for rice production in the Bagré reclamation area, improve operations at farmers’ organizations in every village, increase cultivation rates, and promote sustainable cultivation techniques in accordance with management regulations.
  2. Assistance provided to the MOB to review current three-grade rice seed production system will yield updated regulations for handling rice seeds, thereby promoting the sustainable propagation of high-quality rice seeds and maintaining standard yields and quality for rice produced.
  3. The project will ensure that irrigation water can be carried to all areas of the reclamation area through the development of hydraulic management units at farmers’ organizations in each village in reclamation area and by promoting the maintenance of well-operated systems.
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Burkina Faso
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2013/11/25
  • Date Updated:2015/1/22