Rehabilitation of the Smallholder Agricultural Scheme at Xai Xai
The agricultural irrigation project is in the Gaza province of Mozambique, and will be implemented over five years. The project area covers 9000ha. According to the Aru-Sol brochure the following activities are foreseen:
rehabilitation of 22km of main earth drainage canals
rehabilitation of 52 km of secondary earth dainage canals
reconstruction of new drainage pump station
construction of one large pipe culvert
construction of several weirs and field intake structures
rehabilitation of 30km of existing gravel roads
rehabilitation of 60km of gravel tracks
construction of farming training centre.
The project includes the training of about 6000 farmers, and the implementation of a formal credit facility to smallholders.
The development of an operational system to prevent salt intrusion due to tidal action at Xai-Xai.