Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2020, Page: 24-31
Comparative Performance Assessment of Two Small Scale Irrigation Scheme in West Harerghe, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
Nade Nuru, Institute of Technology, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Mokenen Ayana, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia
Najib Umer, College of Natural Resource and Environmental Science, Oda Bultum University, Chiro, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 26, 2019;       Accepted: Mar. 25, 2020;       Published: Aug. 10, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200503.11      View  203      Downloads  60
This research was focused on assessing and comparing the performance of two small scale irrigation schemes: Homacho sogido and Jawis irrigation in west hararghe zone by using comparative indicator. Based on the collected data four (4) comparative indicator from the nine indicators indicated by IWMI’s were selected for this study. The indicators used are output per cropped area, output per command area, and output per irrigation diverted, output per water consumed. The collected data are total yields, farm gate prices of irrigated crops, area irrigated per crop per season, crop types, production per season or per year, cropping pattern. The major crops grown in both schemes are Chat, Cabbage, Sorghum, Maize, Tomato, Soybean and Onion. The result of the analysis express that four agricultural indicators; output per cropped area, output per command area, output per water consumed and output per unit water supply are in the order of 16843.4 birr/ha, 19730.86 birr/ha, 2.23 birr/m3, 4.24birr/m3 and 24304.5birr/ha, 38692.8 birr/ha, 3.29birr/m3 and 4.28birr/m3 for Jawis and Homacho sogido irrigation scheme, respectively. Excessive annual irrigation water was supplied by farmer in both scheme due to lack of knowledge on balancing crop water requirement and water diversion. This can be improved through training of farmer to balance crop water demand and water diversion. Homacho irrigation scheme could be benchmarked in the zone for water productivity and land productivity.
Comparative Indicator, Performance Assessment, Small Scale Irrigation Scheme
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Nade Nuru, Mokenen Ayana, Najib Umer, Comparative Performance Assessment of Two Small Scale Irrigation Scheme in West Harerghe, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 24-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200503.11
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