Agricultural Development

Hydroplan Agricultural Development  Hydroplan Agricultural Development  Hydroplan Agricultural Development  Hydroplan Agricultural Development

We cannot be without a productive and sustainable agriculture because of the rising world population and increasingly scarce resources. Measures to protect the natural resources are especially important for agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics.

The sustainable use of natural resources is a prerequisite for a sustainable food supply, counteracts the soil degradation and helps to mitigate poverty. In principle, increased agricultural production can be attained through an increased yield from existing cultivated areas, the cultivation of new areas and the rehabilitation of degraded soils for agricultural use.

HYDROPLAN’s key activities lie in the implementation of agriculture, irrigation and rural infrastructure measures.

Our services cover the following fields:

  • Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Flood protection and water regulation structures
  • Land reclamation and rehabilitation
  • Groundwater development
  • Well drilling
  • Rural markets, warehouse and storage facilities
  • Agricultural roads
  • Agriculture
  • Crop intensification and diversification
  • Diversification of agricultural production
  • Composting (biodegradation)
  • Selection of adequate plant species and cultivators
  • Traditional methods of cultivation
  • Agricultural credit
  • Cooperative organization
  • Training and extension services
  • Support to institutions and administrations

  • Rural Livelihood
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Farmer organization
  • Rural finance
  • Social advisory services
  • Support to women
  • Favoring self-help structure
  • Increasing general awareness of gender issues
  • Protection of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Land use planning and management
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Watershed management
  • Conservation of genetic resources
  • Re-use of wastewater
  • Measures against salinization and desertification