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Emergency Assistance to Flood Affected Farmers in Mazandaran Province (Iran)

Iran

Titre : Emergency Assistance to Flood Affected Farmers in Mazandaran Province (Iran)

Pays : Iran

Identification du projet : TCP/IRA/0065

Date : 2000

Présentation

Background  : Following heavy rains on 25 July 1999, floods impacted Neka Sari and Behshahr cities and 200 villages in central and eastern Mazandaran province and the Government of Iran asked for FAO’s assistance. Water flow in the Neka River was estimated at 3,200 cubic meters per second which would be almost four times in the 100-years average. The total affected population was estimated at 100,000. The affected area a densely populated area had been subjected to a serious drought just before the floods. Total losses in the agriculture sector was about 10.6 US$ 10.6 million The affected area lies along the Caspian Sea and 54 percent of its population .was inhabited in rural area

Objectives : Assess the impact of the flood on the agricultural sector and formulate priority project proposals for flood prevention measures Assist the government in its effort to mitigate the impact of the flood, to protect the land and to prevent future floods by supporting some 8,000 small-scale farmers in the Neka River Basin in Mazandaran province most affected by the floods, through the provision of seeds, seedlings and fertilizer

Implementing Government Agency : Ministry of Jihad-e-Sazandegi, Office for The International Specialized Organizations

Budget : FAO Contribution : U$ 350,000

Document source : Coopération FAO-Iran

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