Community Irrigation Project Provides training for local water management councils


San Francisco de Ojuera, Santa Bárbara.-  With the support of the municipal authorities of La Vega and La Palca, a workshop recently was held  to provide training for the members of the local Irrigation Water Management Councils (JAR for its Spanish acronym).

Attendees included 15 men and women beneficiaries of the Community Irrigation Project, which is being financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and implemented by ADRA Honduras in the Santa Barbara Department. 


Participantes en la capacitación de Juntas Administradoras de Agua para Riego, beneficiarios del Proyecto Riego Comunitario.


The Project is aimed at improving the income of local horticultural producers.

JAR members learned about the functions performed by the Board of Directors; the responsibilities of the operation and management committee; the activities to protect the micro-watersheds, the process to obtain their legal inscription; the rights and duties as well as the infractions and sanctions to be applied to users of the irrigation system to be installed in the  coming months.

The recognition granted by the Municipality of San Francisco de Ojuera in favor of the  Irrigation Water Management Councils of the communities of La Vega and La Palca,  represents a very important step in the process to legalize this type of community structure which is addressed to guarantee the objectives of the Community Irrigation Project.




2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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