Sustainable use of water resources for soil conservation and increased crop production in Gogaran community
Sustainable use of water resources for soil conservation and increased crop production in Gogaran community
Gogaran community of Lori region is a high mountainous community where population is mainly engaged in cereal and potato cultivation and cattle breeding. Cultivation of farmlands has become not viable due to destroyed irrigation system by the devastating earthquake of 1988. Due to the non-operating irrigation network, majority of the community lands has been severely affected by surface runoff and irregular earth-made distribution trenches dug by the farmers to direct the water to their backyards. These earth-made water trenches further destroyed community road infrastructure, making remote pastures and other production landscapes inaccessible. The arable lands are mostly not cultivated and received yield ensures low income for 1,350 community members. As a result, the arable community lands become abandoned or are converted into pastures. Forested areas of Gogaran were also affected by logging following the energy crisis of early 90s, which increased the risks of landslides and intensified wind erosion.
The project objective is to prevent degradation of community lands through efficient use and conservation of water resources, and introduction of climate-smart farming practices. To achieve its objective, the project plans rehabilitating the existing intake facility to collect water from springs and seeps and constructing a gravity-fed irrigation system to direct the water to community farmlands. In parallel, the project will introduce climate-resilient farming practices (climate-resistant high-value crops, etc.) to ensure sustainable production and high incomes. This initiative will directly contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of 237 households in Gogaran through rehabilitation of around 200 hectares of arable land that has been idle for decades.

Project Snapshot

“SPITAK BAZE” Protection of the Rights and Interests of People with Disability NGO
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 33,190.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 27,765.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Innovative resource-efficient agro-ecological practices and techniques, such as climate-resilient high-value crops, drip-irrigation will be documented and widely shared through brochures, newspaper articles, local TV and a project documentary.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 568
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 206
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 237

Grantee Contact

Ms. Marine Asatryan
Phone: 94853116
Fax: 94853116


16/1 Uzbekakan St., 2
Spitak , Lori , 1805

SGP Country office contact

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


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Yerevan, 0010

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