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2006

Introducing drought resistant crops on slightly saline area on 1 or 2 annual irrigation (Badin district Pakistan)

Pakistan

Titre : Introducing drought resistant crops on slightly saline area on 1 or 2 annual irrigation (Badin district Pakistan)

Pays : Pakistan

Numéro projet : PAK/OP3/06/16

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2006/2007

Bénéficiaires : M.H. Panhwar Trust

Présentation
Badin district predominately has non-perennial irruption system i.e., water is available in canals for only 4 months a year. Due to water shortage many canals, branch canals, minor canals and watercourses at tail ends of them have no water available, except in the beginning or at end of season, when others in the head and middle reaches of canal do not need water. The tail enders on all main canals Phuleli and Pinyari and their branch canals, minor canals and distributors in Badin district do not get water except 2-4 times out of at least 17 weekly irrigation applications, planned during 120 days of canal flows. The tail enders on the Lined Channel and Gaja branch, the two perennial canals in Kotri Barrage on left bank, meet same fate of shortage of water. The farmers on these tail ends of canals do not cultivate their lands regularly and wait for their luck and when water becomes available, they raise some fodder crops and in lucky years, short season millets. This has caused utmost poverty in the area, unemployment and in male dominated society women are the most sufferers.
The responsibility for rural poverty and low status of women lies on improper and injudicious distribution of water and also uncontrollable water theft on the upstream site. The government has been trying to control water theft by upstream side users, since the past 150 years in Sindh, but since water allocation is less than crop water requirement and land is not precisely levelled majority of farmers steal water and commit this crime. However the customary law allows them this latitude and theft and few are punished. The tail enders therefore keep suffering. Due to shortage of water, salinity in their land had increased and cultivation has become difficult. The solution to the problem is to introduce crops, which can stand small amount of salinity, require less water and thrive under arid conditions and soils with small amount of salinity. Such crops have been identified by NGO, M.H. Panhwar Trust and have already been successfully raised for the first time in Pakistan on M.H. Panhwar Farm since 1980s.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 49,180.32
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 49,180.32

GEF Small Grants Programme

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