The aim of the programme is to achieve food and nutrition security, and ensure that target smallholder communities are resilient to climate change effects and economic shocks; by enhancing households, production, productivity and income levels as well as improving access to agricultural markets and financial services. To achieve this SIRP focuses on:

(i)            rehabilitation and expansion of irrigation infrastructure;

(ii)           promotion of improved small holder irrigation management;

(iii)          Promotion of good agricultural practices;

(iv)         improved access to markets and rural financial services; and

(v)          enhanced capacity for irrigation development and market-led production.