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Community Based Watershed Management in Laelaygash subregion (Eritrea)


Titre : Community Based Watershed Management in Laelaygash subregion (Eritrea)

Pays : Erythrée

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/LD/12/06

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2013-2014

Bénéficiaires : National Union Eritrean Women- Gash Barka

Project site is located about 60 Km from Barentu, the Capital of Gash-Barka Region. Land degradation is the most severe environmental concern of the project area, and is also a wide spread issue spanning throughout the country. To larger extent, land degradation is caused by inappropriate land management, unsustainable agricultural practices, and overgrazing and deforestation resulted in clearing of vegetation cover and soil erosion. From the study which was conducted in Gash-Barka Region, the principal source of energy for over 95% of the residents in the region is firewood. This project, Rehabilitation of Degraded Catchments in two Kebabis of Lalay- Gash 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 forest dependent poorer communities in two Kebabis of Shelalo & Maykokah.

The project targets all the 38,144 households in awareness raising and hardware activities of Soil & Water Conservation practices of 40 ha of land supporting 200 poor households (mainly women headed households) in income generating activities to improve their livelihood.
The project intervenes in soil and water conservation using feasible approaches of area closure planting of drought resistant tree species and other tree seedlings of commercial purpose. Moreover, training of trainers on improved traditional stove to selected women so that these women will transfer their knowhow to every household in the communities. Hence, its impacts are eco-friendly that will sustain after the project life.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 18,118.53
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 31,968.57

GEF Small Grants Programme

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