Improved Irrigation Canal System Allows Farmers to Control Water Flow

Improved Irrigation Canal System Allows farmers to control water flow.

World Bank, News, February 9, 2015.

Farmers in Herat Province who previously struggled to irrigate their crops are now able to control the flow of water to their fields through a rehabilitation and improvement of their canal scheme. The canal scheme is one of several being rehabilitated and improved across Afghanistan under the Irrigation Rehabilitation and Development Project (IRDP), under the Ministry of Energy and Water and supported by the World Bank and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.

IRDP supports rehabilitation of irrigation systems serving some 300,000 hectares of land throughout the country, as well as the design and construction of a limited number of small multi-purpose dams.

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