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2012

Optimizing tillage and rain water conservation in the soils of Hamelmalo region of Eritrea for arresting soil degradation and achieving sustainable high crop yields

Erythrée

Titre : Optimizing tillage and rain water conservation in the soils of Hamelmalo region of Eritrea for arresting soil degradation and achieving sustainable high crop yields

Pays : Erythrée

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP5/Y1/CORE/LD/11/01

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2012-2014

Bénéficiaires : Hamelmalo Agricultural College

Présentation
The project will be implemented in three representative villages of mini-watersheds in the sub-Zoba of Hamelmalo and the technology output will be demonstrated to the farmers, concerned government and semi-government organization to benefit about 7600 households in Hamelmalo region. In addition, the project will help in capacity development of about 105 students of the Land Resources and Environment (LREN) as participants of the project and about 1885 students of Hamelmalo Agricultural College (HAC) in learning the technology as part of their education on modern agricultural practices to arrest land degradation and attain environment and food security in the country.
Overall objective is to popularize optimum tillage and rain water conservation technology intervention into the conventional farming system in the Hamelmalo region to arrest soil degradation and attain sustainable high crop yields.
Objective-wise expected project outcomes are : • Effect of tillage on seed placement, seedling emergence and crop establishment demonstrated to farmers both at the HAC farm as well as on their fields from the beginning to end of the operations and optimum tillage for sorghum established and demonstrated. • Farmers trained about terracing and the terracing of their fields demonstrated. • Farmers convinced about feasibility of rain water conservation in soil through terracing, leveling and bunding and its cost effectiveness. • Farmers convinced about usefulness of the proposed tillage, terracing, leveling and bunding in soil and water conservation and crop performance. • Farmers convinced about the profitability of the proposed tillage/seeding system, rain water conservation technology, and the cropping system for adoption. • Farmers convinced about the possibility of intercropping of sorghum-cowpea and sorghum-pegionpea, and sorghum-cowpea in rotation. • Farmers demonstrated and convinced about benefits from the agroforestry system at HAC farm. • Appropriate bullock-drawn seeder made available through local artisans/manufacturers for use by farmers at a reasonable cost.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 40,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 23,500.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 16,500.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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