Water Harvesting Small & Medium Dams Project (WHDP)


WHDP seeks to eradicate food insecurity while contributing to sustainable economic growth. WHDP mandate is to increase water storage, enhance production capacity for smallholders, and strengthen institutional capacity.

WHDP progress to date is on the following  table:

OutputsIndicatorsTargetProgress to Date
Water Storage Capacity IncreasedAdditional number of functional bulk water structures +75-40 potential sites for dams and weirs have been identified and conceptual designs have been completed
-Potential sites for 35 off-stream reservoirs identified in part and surveys to start in the coming year.
Water Storage Capacity IncreasedAdditional volume of storage established (million m3)+1.09-10 Final Preliminary designs completed, and 30 draft Preliminary design are being carried out by the Design and Supervision Contractor
Production capacity for Smallholders enhancedAdditional hectares irrigated (NIP)+539-Command areas for the 40 schemes have been identified and their boundaries established.
Production capacity for Smallholders enhancedNumber of cattle watering points established (NIP)+40-There are 6 sites for Livestock dams identified; Mkhimboki, Mtsambati, Lebovu, kaBodlala, Jan Bisi, Eteteni
Production capacity for Smallholders enhancedNumber of farmer business groups with business plans adhering to good agricultural practices (NIP)+75-Group formation process has commenced for All Lot 1 schemes.
-Training for transformation has been completed in the Lot 1 schemes (Buhlungu, Emhlangeni, Maguduza, Meleti, Mswati, Mkhovu, Sigombeni, Mancubeni, Mgubudla)
Institutional capacity strengthenedNumber of Operation & Maintenance plans implemented+75 -Operation and Maintenance plans will be prepared by the D&S contractor and approved by the LUPD and the M&E unit of the Ministry.
Institutional capacity strengthenedAdditional men and women increase their management skills and competitiveness in value chains40%-NAMBoard has recently launched a web based marketing system named, Agricultural marketing Information System (AMIS)
-MoA (DAE), LUPD Staff has been trained and registered on this system
Institutional capacity strengthenedAdditional women increase their ability to access key areas for decision making in the WUGs40%-Gender training is incorporated in the training for transformation workshops which has been conducted in all Lot 1 irrigation schemes
Institutional capacity strengthenedNumber of LUPD staff increase their management, design and construction supervision skills6 staff- 10 LUPD Staff has been trained on CoDP model
- 9 LUPD staff has been trained on Marketing and AMIS
-6 Trained MoA/LUPD staff on GIS
-6 LUPD staff Training IrriMaker was conducted by SABI
-24 LUPD trained on Auto Computer Aided Design
-24 LUPD staff trained on Environment Management
Institutional capacity strengthenedNumber of MoA (DAE) staff increase their community development planning skills+40%- 11 MoA Staff has been trained on CoDP model, and Environment Management
- 8 MoA staff has been trained on Marketing and AMIS