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Rehabilitation of arable lands through reconstruction of tertiary irrigation system, provision of farming machinery and enhancing local capacity

August 4, 2014



Project Number: ARM/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/LD/14/31 Country: Armenia Area Of Work: Land Degradation Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 25,706.00 Start Date: 6/2014 End Date: 7/2015 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: Rehabilitation of arable lands through reconstruction of tertiary irrigation system, provision of farming machinery and enhancing local capacity in sustainable land management in Tavush community of Tavush region. The project aims at combating land degradation and reducing local poverty through creating preconditions for sustainable land management in Tavush community of Tavush region. The community is located in a logistically isolated region, where agriculture is the main source of household income. Currently, over 400 hectares of arable lands are not cultivated and exposed to gradual degradation due to lack of irrigation network and agro machinery. Significant leakages from deteriorated main irrigation pipeline and existing earth-made tertiary irrigation system wash out the fertile soil layer resulting in land erosion. As a feasible solution to this problem, the project plans to design and construct a highly efficient closed type gravity flow irrigation network, which fits the terrain with 5-10 degree of slopes. In parallel, Fund for Armenian Relief will support the community to purchase a new agricultural machinery for cultivation of fragmented community farmlands in a consolidated and sustainable manner. The project will address complex socio-economic and environmental issues of the target community through provision of new agro machinery, modernization of the tertiary irrigation system and enhancement of local capacities to implement sustainable land management practices. The latter will be achieved through a series of trainings on land consolidation and unified tillage approach, scheduled irrigation for sustainable water use as well as global environmental issues addressed by the GEF. The project will be implemented in partnership with Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) within its Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Tavush region project. FAR will contribute the tractor and provide administrative support BWRC. Grantee: Berd Women%s Resource Center Foundation Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their

Project completion date : 2015-07-31 12:00:00

Major organization : SGP THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME

Address : 14 Adamyan St. Yeravan, 0010 Attn: Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan



Country :Armenia

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234


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