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IRRIGATION SCHEMES REVITALISATION PROGRAMME

 

This is aimed at rebranding the district as a food production region through operationalisation of the four big irrigation schemes (Ncora, Qamata, Bilatye and Shiloh), towards creating sustainable rural - based economies.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Increasing the number of new hectares under production of crops, fruit, vegetables and grain, with emphasis on yield management through new technologies
  • Livestock improvement programmes to support in-district processing facilitie, and
  • Improving economic-activity enabling infrastructure in schemes to support commercial production activities

Key challenges identified are:

  • Water infrastructure is old, and no longer efficient in many instances
  • Economic - activity - supporting infrastructure also has to be updated, refurbished, or replaced, to be in a position to fully support economic activity in schemes
  • Limited skills and capacity to operate schemes at a commercial level
  • Funding for large scale development projects based on irrigation schemes
Qamata / Bilatye Maize Expansion Project

Qamata / Bilatye Maize Expansion Project

410ha Planted at Qamata / Bilatye Irrigation Scheme

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Qamata Potato Project

Qamata Potato Project

Women's Co-operative in Qamata Assisted with 20ha Potato Project

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Qamata Butternut Project

Qamata Butternut Project

Mthyinthyini Co-operative in Qamata Assisted with 20ha Butternut Project

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Bilatye Piggery Revitalisation Project

Bilatye Piggery Revitalisation Project

The Bilatye/Mkhonjane Co-operative assisted with establishment of operational 400-grower piggery facility

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Shiloh Vineyard Project

Shiloh Vineyard Project

Mayime Secondary Co-operative assisted with 5ha vineyard expansion at Shiloh irrigation Scheme

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