The Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) is a government company established by the Government of Swaziland in 1999 to facilitate the planning and implementation of the Komati Downstream development Project (KDDP) and Lower Usuthu Smallholder Irrigation Project (LUSIP) and any other large water and agricultural development project that Government may assign.
Initially the company was called the Swaziland Komati Project Enterprise (SKPE) and was solely responsible for the planning, facilitating and development of the KDDP. After successfully implementing the KDDP, the company’s name was changed to SWADE and its scope was expanded to facilitate, plan and implement the (LUSIP) and any other large water and agricultural development project that Government may assign.
The SWADE’s approach to development and project implementation and management is to facilitate rather than participate which allows for the benefiting communities to participate and largely control the development in their areas. The SWADE projects teams are composed of multi-disciplinary personnel of consultants, advisors and trainers who ensures that the development is holistic at all times.