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Press Release

May 14, 2014

Terminal Seminar of a JICA Project: TANCAID (Project for Capacity Development for the Promotion of Irrigation Scheme Development under the district Agriculture Development Plans)

The Terminal Seminar of a JICA Project: TANCAID (Project for Capacity Development for the Promotion of Irrigation Scheme Development under the district Agriculture Development Plans) will be held as follows:

Date: 15th May, 2014
Time: 13:00 hrs
Venue: Landmark Hotel Conference Room (Mandela Rd. Dar es Salaam)

TANCAID is a technical cooperation project by JICA to strengthen capacity of Zonal / District staff (irrigation engineers and technicians) and IOs (Irrigators Organization) nationwide through promotion of the "Comprehensive Guidelines for Irrigation Scheme Development under District Agricultural Development Plan"[1].

This terminal seminar is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) and JICA to share the experiences and achievements of the Project among the stakeholders.

Presentations in the seminar will show the activities and achievements through TANCAID for the last 3 years and 6 months; progress of activities in line with Comprehensive Guidelines, tangible benefits in various irrigation schemes or IOs such as reduction of construction cost through various efforts done by districts and farmers, and increased O&M fee collection rate etc. Presentation will also show successful cases in some specific irrigation schemes. (See attached Agenda).

Note

  • [1] "Comprehensive Guidelines for Irrigation Scheme Development under District Agricultural Development Plan", formulated by the technical assistance of JICA, show an appropriate management methodology along with a series of tasks from the formulation of an irrigation development plan, the supervision of construction work, to its operation and maintenance.

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