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Community based Watershed Management in Debarwa Subregion (Eritrea)


Titre : Community based Watershed Management in Debarwa Subregion (Eritrea)

Pays : Erythrée

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/LD/12/05

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2013-2014


Project site lies within Debarwa –Subregion of Debub Administrative Region, 30 Km South of the capital, Asmara. The topography of the project site is uneven dominated with gentle hilly landscape. The major causes of the problem in Debarwa Sub-region and its environs 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. The main source of energy of the residents in Debarwa sub-region and its environs is firewood. Livelihood of the community depends on rain-fed agriculture and herding of cattle, and small ruminants of sheep and goats.
This project, Rehabilitation of Degraded Catchments in two Kebabis of Debarwa sub-region is envisaged to address degradation problem by engaging local actors in environmental conservation through building their capacities to act and create livelihood options for poorer rural communities in two Kebabis of Adebzage and Mereb zoba 01.
Generally the project targets all communities in the selected villages. The project intervenes in awareness raising, delineation of protected area of 37 ha ; provision of 187 different hand tools to practice soil and water conservation activities, planting of drought resistant & economic value tree species. Moreover, two women’s groups from poor households trained on how to start a business & beekeeping and provided them start up loan fund.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 11,237.33
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 44,502.45

GEF Small Grants Programme

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