March 19, 2019

Boosting irrigated agriculture in Rwanda

SMEC has consolidated its strong reputation in Rwanda’s water infrastructure sector, winning its fifth irrigation scheme development in the past seven years.

SMEC has consolidated its strong reputation in Rwanda’s water infrastructure sector, winning its fifth irrigation scheme development in the past seven years.

Commercialisation of the agricultural sector is considered key to achieving national development objectives in Rwanda and is driving sizeable investments in efficient and sustainable irrigation. SMEC is undertaking feasibility studies and detailed designs for a 2,000 ha net new irrigation scheme in Ndego, Kayonza District.

SMEC’s role involves hydrological and water balance modelling, assessment of infrastructure needs, market and economic analysis, and detailed engineering designs. This project is part of a larger scale investment by the Government of Rwanda to develop up to 7,000 ha of irrigated land over four sites in Kayonza district, with Ndego as the first site to be developed.

Read more on SMEC’s specialist capabilities here.
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