Final ESMF Uganda IDCRP Approved by World Bank RSA

The Government of Uganda (GOU) through Ministry of Water and Environment is preparing the Irrigation Development and Climate Resilience Project (IDCRP) designed to assist the GoU increase the area under irrigated agriculture. The project will contribute to improvement of farm incomes, rural livelihoods, food security and climate resilience, sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development. To support the country’s development priorities as highlighted in the NDPII, the development objectives of the project will focus on increasing agricultural productivity and institutional capacity for irrigation service delivery in targeted areas of Uganda. The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) is to ensure that interventions under the Irrigation Development and Climate Resilience Project will be undertaken in a manner that avoids and/or minimizes environmental and social impacts as much as possible.