Ndzevane Irrigation Scheme
Government of Swaziland, Lutheran World Federation
A tripartite agreement, signed in 1980 between the Government of Swaziland, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the Lutheran World Federation, established the Ndzevane Refugee Settlement in south-eastern Swaziland for members of the Mngomezulu and Matsengwa tribes who were displaced from South Africa. An area of approximately 6 000 ha was made available for the refugees who numbered about 5 400 people, comprising about 800 families.
1 600 ha of agricultural land to be developed for irrigation by sprinklers
Planned cropping pattern includes cotton and maize in the summer with wheat and beans in the winter
Pumped water intake from the Usuthu River
Feasibility Study (1983). In 1986 the proposed pipeline layouts were modified in response to revised area allocation, and updated cost estimates were prepared