Rehabilitation of arable lands though construction of a drainage system in Lernantsk community of Lori region
Rehabilitation of arable lands though construction of a drainage system in Lernantsk community of Lori region
The project aims to rehabilitate waterlogged agricultural lands of Lernantsk community of Lori region with population of 1,600. The project envisages constructing a 2000-meter long open drainage system and hydro-insulating a 2500-meter long earth irrigation canal to ensure draining of the affected farmlands, while using the collected water for irrigation. As a result of the project implementation more than 70ha of waterlogged farmlands will be rehabilitated and sustainably used. Moreover, about 120 community households will get stable income (in average extra US$1450 per households annually) through cultivation of potato and other crops. Furthermore, about 280 households of the community will have access to additional irrigation water as a result of the undertaken hydro-technical measures.
Special trainings on environmental awareness raising for Lernantsk and neighboring communities as well as local NGOs are planned. The population will gain knowledge on global environmental issues and strengthen the capacities of local authorities on sustainable land and water management.
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Project Snapshot

"Spitak-Farmer" Association supporting the Agriculture NGO
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,561.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,520.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 18,130.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
As per initial calculations about 180ha agricultural lands will be provided with irrigation water and at least 280 households can have stable and ecologically sound agricultural production. Thus, local farmers, being highly dependent on smooth functioning of the hydro-technical systems for their livelihoods, are motivated to maintain proper operation. It is planned to select the operation staff from the community residents and conduct training sessions for them.
Policy Influence
Based on GEF environmental priorities, the project aims to reduce land degradation and promote sustainable land and water management practices. The project is in harmony with the Millennium Development Goals adopted by Armenia, i.e. Goal number 7, target 10: "Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation."
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Hectares of degraded land rest 180
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 1100
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 280


UNDP, Lernantsk community

Grantee Contact

Mr. Sargis Markosyan
Phone: +374 95 800255


5/1 Aleq Manukyan
Spitak , Lori Region , 1804

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
+374 60 530000+116
(+374 10) 543811
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
+374 60 530000+117


14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

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