A feasibility study was to design an output-based approach to support the construction of field channels and land improvements allowing the delivery of satisfactory irrigation services to all farmer beneficiaries in Megech-Seraba and Ribb irrigation schemes. This activity sought to obtain higher returns to investments, rising incomes for farmers, and improved environmental protection.
The feasibility study was completed in June 2014. A workshop was held in Addis Ababa to discuss the findings and next steps with key partners in government and the Ethiopian irrigation sector. The study noted some constraints on access to pre-financing for investments that could benefit from OBA subsidies.