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2007

Land resources Conservation through rain water harvesting in Bani Battal Village, Yémen

Yémen

Titre : Land resources Conservation through rain water harvesting in Bani Battal Village, Yémen

Pays : Yémen

N° projet  : YEM/OP3/2/07/8

Durée : Start Date : 2/2007 End Date : 4/2008

Contexte
Bani Battal and neighbouring villages located on western escarpment of Yemen (N14 55.021 E43 29.434). The area is well know for its steep mountains terraces for agriculture and water conservation. Rain-fed agriculture is the main occupation of the communities in the area. Water availability for domestic and supplementary irrigation is the main challenge for women fetching water for household use and for farmers to provide supplementary irrigation of limited crops (Coffee and Qat). Rain occurs in Summer months when the surplus is drained to lower coastal areas reaching the sea. Water harvesting and storing techniques is in practice for generations. Local community dig deep water harvesting cisterns in the ground, build them with rocks and blustering them with cements to uphold water for year round use.

Résumé du projet
The objectives of this project is to enable communities in Bani Battal group of villages to finish Twenty One water harvesting cisterns and to establish revolving funds’ to recycle financial resources to finish at least 11 more cistern during project life span. The revolving fund mechanism will continue to allow building water harvesting cistern in the future till the community satisfied from water. The expected total water harved in this project is 7424 cubic meter per year. The project will carry two maintaining workshop on aspects of organic farming and water use efficiency.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 20,484.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 40,978.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 50,566.00

Bénéficiaire  : Bani Battal Community Group

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