Dates: 2018 – 2020
Funder: Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Implementing partner: Support for Sustainable Development
Expected number of beneficiaries: 6000 people
To improve the ability of small-scale farmers and their households in the Afar District to feed themselves and earn an income, this project is focused on improving crop production through the construction of irrigation canals. Community members will be employed to build the canal that will develop 200 hectares of irrigable land.
The project will also provide training in sustainable farming and irrigation practices and establish water users’ associations to maintain the canals and support women through the creation of women’s savings and credit groups.