What is RAP?
The Rapid Appraisal Procedure (RAP), is a systematic set of procedures for diagnosing the bottlenecks and performance and service levels within an irrigation system. The RAP assessment provides qualified personnel with a clear picture of where conditions must be improved and assists in prioritizing the steps for improvement. Furthermore, it also provides initial indicators that can be used as benchmarks in order to compare improvements in performance once modernization plans are implemented. That is why it is the first step of MASSCOTE methodology
The Rapid Appraisal Procedure (RAP) was originally developed by the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in the mid 1990s for a research program financed by the World Bank on the evaluation of the impact on performance of the introduction of modern control and management practices in irrigation. ITRC developed for FAO a more user-friendly version of the RAP, where water balance tools are also expanded. Since its introduction, the RAP has successfully been used by FAO, the World Bank and other irrigation professionals for appraising projects in Asia, Latin America, and North Africa.
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