The National Irrigation Development Programme (NIDP) was developed in 1998.
The purpose of the NIDP, which is being implemented by the National Irrigation Commission Limited, is to increase agricultural area under improved irrigation management practices, and therefore contribute to increase high payoff agricultural production and farmer outcomes.
Fifty one (51) projects are to be included under the Programme at a cost of US$106 million. Funding entities are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Jamaica (GOJ).
Components of NIDP
- Institutional strengthening of the NIC
- Irrigation Systems Infrastructure
- Farmers’ Technical Assistance and Training
- Formation and Promotion of Water Users’ Associations
Projects Implemented to Date
|CDB Funded Projects|
|Hounslow Rehabilitation||St. Elizabeth||520||470|
|Beacon/Little Park||St. Elizabeth||240||270|
|Seven Rivers||St. James||32||32|
|IDB Funded Projects|
|Yallahs (Phase 1)||St. Thomas||242||265|
|Essex Valley||St. Elizabeth||900||400|
|GOJ Funded Projects|
Location – Fifty One (51) Projects
Future Infrastructure Projects
- Essex Valley, St. Elizabeth
- Yallahs, St. Thomas, Phase 2
- Extensions to Beacon/Little Park in St. Elizabeth to incorporate Flagamans
- Energy Management Initiatives
- Water Management Initiatives