Project Overview

The Irrigation for Climate Resilience Project (ICRP) aims to support the shift towards more resilient agriculture through the development of sustainable irrigation services. Access to irrigation is critical to allow farmers coping with climate variability, to increase yield and intensification, and diversify towards higher value crops. The project will address Uganda’s climate change vulnerabilities by: (i) promoting adoption of irrigation by smallholder farmers, in synergy with other agriculture inputs and technologies; (ii) increasing water storage capacity; and (iii) promoting sustainable catchment management. This change will be market-driven, with irrigation becoming the anchor for stronger producer organizations and development of value chains.

Resettlement Policy Framework(RPF) 15 Feb 2019

“The Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF)’ has been prepared as an instrument to be used throughout the Irrigation Development and Climate Resilience Project implementation. The RPF will be disclosed to set out the resettlement and compensation policy, organizational arrangements and design criteria to be applied to meet the needs of the people who may be affected by the program. The Resettlement Action Plan (RAPS) for the Irrigation Development and Climate Resilience Project will be prepared in conformity with the provisions of this RPF.

Final ESMF Uganda IDCRP Approved by World Bank RSA

The Government of Uganda (GOU) through Ministry of Water and Environment is preparing the Irrigation Development and Climate Resilience Project (IDCRP) designed to assist the GoU increase the area under irrigated agriculture. The project will contribute to improvement of farm incomes, rural livelihoods, food security and climate resilience, sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development.