Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project Phase II
The Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP) II
The overall goal of the Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP) II is improved standard of living of the population of about 13,460 in the Lower Usuthu Basin area of Swaziland through an environmentally and culturally sustainable process.
The project has been mandated to extend the Main Canal South (MCS) to service irrigation blocks in the greater Matata area; a net irrigation area of 5,728 ha, consisting of about 5,273 ha of new irrigation area and 455 ha of existing irrigation to be brought under command of the LUSIP II canal system.
This project is funded by AfDB, BADEA, Kuwait and EIB and its lifespan is 6 years (2016 – 2022).
The objectives of LUSIP II are:
The LUSIP II extension project will comprise of six components: