ADB is helping Tajikistan modernize the Yovon irrigation and drainage system to boost agricultural productivity

In Tajikistan, ADB is working with the government to modernize the Yovon irrigation and drainage system in the lower Vakhsh river basin by making it more climate and disaster resilient.


The project will modernize irrigation canals and associated structures, install energy-efficient water pumps, and upgrade drainage structures. By using satellites to measure water productivity and crop production, and a buried pipe system with metering for increased control of irrigation water use, the project has a strong innovation and technological component.


The project will help mainstream gender policies in water users’ associations and in the Agency for Land Reclamation and Irrigation to increase women’s involvement in management and access to services.