The aim of this study is the development of agricultural areas of influence of six dams, particularly on irrigation infrastructure design

  • Dam of Salineiro (Santiago Island, Municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago, in the parish of Santíssimo Nome de Jesus) – The area to benefit is located in the zones of Achadas de Salineiro and Calabaceira, comprising an area of 44,4 ha.
  • Dam of Faveta (Santiago Island, Municipality of São Salvador do Mundo, in the parish with the same name) – The area to benefit is located in the zones of Vale da Ribª da Faveta, Zona de Mato Forte, Zona de Cacheu in Achada Igreja and Manhanga, comprising an area of 67,7 ha.
  • Dam of Saquinho (Santiago Island, Municipality of Santa Catarina, in the parish with the same name) – The area to benefit is located in the zones of Achadas upstream of Chã de Monte, Mato Baixo and Ribeirão de Areia, comprising an area of 29 ha.
  • Dam of Figueira Gorda (Santiago Island, Municipality of Santa Cruz, in the parish of S. Tiago Maior) – comprising an area of 120 ha of land.
  • Dam of Canto Cagarra (Santo Antão Island, Municipality of Ribeira Grande) – The project is expected to benefit two hundred farmers in about 50 ha of land.
  • Dam of Banca Furada (São Nicolau Island, Municipality of Ribeira Brava, in the parish of Nossa Senhora do Rosário) – The area to benefit is located in Vale de Fajã, the greenest Valley on the island of São Nicolau, comprising an area of 35 ha with benefit to about 175 farmers.

Is also provided the formation of future beneficiaries in the areas of production and agricultural economics, land use and water and irrigation systems and technologies.

These projects will be an important milestone in the development of agriculture in Cape Verde, for his contribution to the well-being of people and to the strengthening of the markets of agricultural products.

Client

República de Cabo Verde. Ministério do Desenvolvimento Rural Direcção Geral de Planeamento, Orçamento e Gestão (DGPOG)

Project Dates

2012 – 2014

Partners

AgroGes, Sociedade de Estudos e Projectos