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
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.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Berd Women's Resource Center Foundation
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 24,381.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 19,695.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/LD/14/31
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
It is believed that sustainable land use and natural resources management practices demonstrated by the project are critical for maintaining sustainable livelihoods and thus, have a great potential for replication and scale-up in other communities of Berd region.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
It is estimated that upon successful implementation of the project, the average income of the local farmers will increase by US $100/ha. In case of cultivation of vineyards, the income will be higher.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 875
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 180
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 550

Grantee Contact

Ms. Anahit Badalyan
Phone: +37455 75 25 94
Email: bwrcfound@gmail.com
 

Address

3 Levon Bek St.
Berd , Tavush , 4201

SGP Country office contact

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

Address

14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

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