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Community Based Gullie micro watershed Management in Galanefhi Subregion (Eritrea)


Titre : Community Based Gullie micro watershed Management in Galanefhi Subregion (Eritrea)

Pays : Erythrée

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/LD/12/08

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2013


Gullie village is located in Galla-Nefhi Sub-Region of Maekel region. Gullie is 10 Km east of the capital, Asmara. It is at 15° 18” north and 37° 56” east and at altitude of 1,827 meters above sea level.
The agricultural activity of this area is rain-fed subsistence farming and horticultural activity. Herding of cattle, sheep and goats is also common in the area. The topography of the area is uneven dominated with hilly landscape. It has steep slope that runs from 30% - 40% at the upper catchment. The average rainfall of this zone is around 300mm. the soil is mostly silty loam-sandy soil. The vegetation cover in the area is acacia and cactus. The area to be treated is the upstream catchment of Gullie Dam, which will greatly help to curb the rate siltation.

The major causes of environmental degradation in Gullie village area are human induced activities of deforestation to expand agricultural land, selling of forest products to subsidize household income and limited efforts to regenerate/plant trees while cutting for many other purposes.
This project, Gullie Catchment Rehabilitation is envisaged to address land degradation problem by engaging local actors in environmental conservation through building their capacities to act and create livelihood options for the target rural poorer community of Gullie.

The major components of the project are building the capacities of local environmental actors, physical conservation works, afforestation and addressing livelihood options for the community. The project targets all the 615 households or 2,454 persons in awareness raising, physical conservation of 50 ha of land, encouraging the formation of school environmental clubs, and directly targeting 615 households (mainly women headed households) to improve their livelihood.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 56,452.17

GEF Small Grants Programme

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