Evaluation of the implementation of water resource management in western part of Kano River Irrigation Project (KRIP 1), Kano State, Nigeria
The aim of the research was to evaluate the implementation in Kano River Irrigation Project 1(KRIP 1). Cluster, Probability proportionate, availability and purposive sampling techniques were used for the selection of sectors, farmers, respondents and Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority (HJRBDA) staff respectively. Data were obtained through selfadministered questionnaire, interview and field observation. The analysis was done using descriptive statistics. Results of the study showed that the proposed aerial extent of KRIP 1 was 22,000 ha but only 77.27% was implemented. Result also revealed that the amount of water released to the project site from Ruwankanya Reservoir (3.2m) and upstream water head (0.20m) were higher than the design and was attributed to siltation in the dam. Canal design implementation was achieved to about 94%. Result further indicated that although wheat, vegetable, tomato and guinea corn were identified as the project crops specified in the design, currently, farmers cultivate rice, maize, tomato and onion in order of importance. It is recommended that water monitoring, evaluation and legal unit should be established by the HJRBDA to checkmate farmers’ deviation from the specified design of the project and vandalisation of canals and waterways.