Participatory Integrated Watershed Management Project (PIWAMP) 

Participatory Integrated Watershed Management Project (PIWAMP) is an agricultural development project that is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) for a period of 8 years. The project is mainly funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the African Development Bank (ADB) with the objective of reducing poverty and enhancing household food security through increase land productivity and reduces soil erosion on a sustainable way. The project plans to realize this objective through the following components:

  1. Watershed Development
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Project Management

For the execution of its activities, the project signs agreement with a number of Service Providers which includes the Planning Services Unit. Each Service Provider has designated activities and those of Planning Services are annual evaluation exercises and crop data collection which is the focus for this report.

Objective of the study

The PIWAMP project empowers communities to undertake integrated water management activities with the objective of enhancing their agricultural productivity. To be able to determine the degree of success from these activities, the achievements of the out puts and out comes from this endeavor has to be periodically assessed. It is in this vein that the crop data collection exercise is initiated to keep track of progress in the area cultivated and yields by key crops in the project intervention areas as a way of measuring what has been achieved against the set target.