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National Irrigation

Commission Limited (NIC)

We meet the needs of our customers by delivering high quality irrigation services driven by competent staff, technology, innovation and collaboration with our partners.
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Irrigation Districts and Schemes

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The NIC’s operations span three (3) regions; seven (7) irrigation districts; fourteen (14) irrigation schemes and one (1) drainage area. Services are provided primarily to agricultural and some industrial users in the Eastern, Central and Western regions of Jamaica.

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Our Projects and Programmes

Essex Valley Agricultural Development Project

Agriculture is the most dominant sector in St. Elizabeth, employing approximately 40% of the population. The availability of water is considered a major challenge as the Essex Valley area… Read More

Wind Powered Irrigation Project

The project titled, “Wind Powered Irrigation Project – Jamaica”, engaged the OAS/DSD  together with the NIC, MSTEM and other local partners in conducting a wind resource analysis… Read More

National Irrigation Development Programme

The National Irrigation Development Plan (Master Plan) was commissioned by the Government of Jamaica in 1998 to identify irrigation projects island-wide and to prioritize areas… Read More

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NOTICE: The NIC’s infrastructure provides essential services for the growth of the agricultural sector. It is illegal to swim in canals, dams and reservoirs operated by the Commission.

The Edu-Zone

Welcome to Edu-Zone! Learn how to use our services to expand your agri-business through partnerships with other government agencies and private companies. Get exposure to technologies you need to improve your business/enterprise.



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The Farmer’s Corner

Welcome to our Farmer’s Corner, which gives you access to a wide variety of useful tools and resources as well as practical, hands-on and sound technical advice to assist you to increase your yield and to be the most productive farmer.



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Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

The NIC’s strategic direction is to incorporate more renewable energy systems in the energy mix with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint.

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