Promotion of Community Based Afforestation and Soil & Water Conservation at Sub Zoba Adi Tekelezan
Promotion of Community Based Afforestation and Soil & Water Conservation at Sub Zoba Adi Tekelezan
The project’s location is in Adi-tekelezan sub-region of Anseba Region, about 50 km north of Asmara. It is an area adjacent to the only remaining green belt area of the country known as Semenawi-Bahri, where majority of SGP projects are to be clustered for better impact purposes.

Even though there is a shower during April-May due to Green Belt influence; July to August is the main rainy season of the area.

The project will address afforestation and soil and water conservation of degraded
land through community based initiatives. Project duration is for 18 months.

As the sub town of Adi-tekelezan is pacing toward urbanization, people tend to cut trees to meet their housing demands. This has left the area vulnerable to land degradation and firewood scarcity.

From the study which was conducted in sub-region Adi-tekelezan, firewood is the principal source of energy for over 88%. An alternative source of energy for cooking in the area is animal dung.

The overall objective of the project is to rehabilitate the ecological condition of the project area through afforestation and soil and water conservation measures. The immediate objectives of the project are to minimize land degradation by slowing down run-off, cover the area with vegetation and enhance the environmental awareness of the community.

Expected out puts are to create enabling environment for further Agricultural development; land degradation of the areas significantly rehabilitated; productivity of the soil increased by slowing down the run-off and combating erosion; fertile land at the bottom of the hill; environmental hazards reduced.

Among many others, the main activities of the project will include; enclosing project area; strengthening of the existing seedling nursery; terracing; tree planting, and awareness raising.

The National Union of Eritrean Youth &Students (NUEYS) of Anseba Region is the grantee of the project and will closely work with the Ministry of Agriculture for technical backstopping. At the project site, an implementation committee is formed to oversee the day to day activities of the project. Other important stakeholders of the project are the Local Administration, SGP, and the UNDP.
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Project Snapshot

National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students Anseba Region (NUEYS-Anseba Region)
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,018.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 19,701.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 22,556.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 5000
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 70

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students Anseba Region
Keren , Anseba Region , 295

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Freweini Negash
Mr. Alemseged Moges


Hday street
Asmara, East Africa, 5366