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2012

CCA and Rangeland restoration through Qanat dredging and water harvesting in the customary territory (summering, wintering, migratory routes and way stations) of Qurt sub-tribe of Qashqai tribal confederacy (Iran)

Iran

Titre : CCA and Rangeland restoration through Qanat dredging and water harvesting in the customary territory (summering, wintering, migratory routes and way stations) of Qurt sub-tribe of Qashqai tribal confederacy (Iran)

Pays : Iran

N° projet  : IRA/SGP/OP5/STAR/LD/12/24(163)

Durée : Start Date : 7/2012 End Date : 6/2014

Contexte
Qurt is one of the twenty sub-tribes in Shish Bayli tribe of Qashqai tribal confederacy in Southwest Iran. The summering and wintering quarters of this community are located in Fars and Bushehr provinces respectively. Climate change and following successive droughts during past years have degraded the pastures in some parts of their territory and a considerable part of rangeland plants have dried off. Consequently they confront shortage of forage for livestock and to find new resources of food, they have to change the migration time. All above cases lead to excessive grazing and so gradual rangeland degradation. Meeting this problem, they began to think of forage crops to compensate for the shortage of animal feed and also to prevent the advance of degradation.

Résumé du projet
Considering the water shortage in this area, traditional water management through Qanat dredging and earth dam construction are the solutions which are suggested by the council of elders and this projects is prepared based on this issue with the help of CENESTA. There are about 10 Qanats in the summering grounds of this community all of which need to be rehabilitated by dredging. As there are suitable plain fields nearby, agriculture would be possible to produce livestock forage as a supplement to rangeland grazing and browsing. They have also determined a proper location for dam construction and agricultural lands in wintering resorts. This project, along with the restoration of water resources will provide better rangeland management through avoiding overgrazing, which will result in the restoration and improvement of other biodiversity resources and sustainable livelihoods.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 95,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 19,500.00

Bénéficiaire  : SANDOGHE SHORAYE MAIESHAT PAYDAR TIREH QURT

GEF Small Grants Programme

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