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Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay (SJSRE) Vol. 6(2), pp. 42-47, July 2017
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJSRE
ISSN 2315-6163 © 2017 Scholarly-Journals



Performance evaluation of Badeggi irrigation scheme, Niger State Nigeria, using efficiency techniques

Jibril, G.*1, Saidu, M.2 and Yabagi, A.A.3

1Department of Civil Engineering, Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, Nigeria.
2Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria.
3National Cereal’s Research Institute, P. M. B. 8, Badeggi, Niger State Nigeria.


Abstract:

 

This study was conducted to evaluate the performance of Badeggi irrigation scheme using efficiency techniques, performance indicators such as conveyance efficiency, application efficiency and system efficiency are considered to give the overall irrigation efficiency. The overall activities around the scheme site were investigated using field observation, interviewing the beneficiary farmers, also discharge measurement in the canals, institutional and support services were investigated. The results obtained showed that overall scheme efficiency is 26% and average efficiencies were; conveyance efficiency 44%, application efficiency 80%, storage efficiency 29%, distribution efficiency 79%, system efficiency 56%, project efficiency 44% and economic efficiency 40%. Only 14,064 bags of un-threshed rice is achieved annually against 35,160 bags expected per season. The competition between irrigated and rain feed crops was usually a setback for the scheme and only one crop of rice can be grown instead of two rice cropping per season. Organizing awareness campaigns among farmers on how to utilize the available resources (land and water) in a way to agree with the recommended standard of practice was recommended.

 

Key words: Application Efficiency, Conveyance Efficiency, Salinization and Irrigation.

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