Land and Water Resources conservation in Dyr Abker, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah Governorate
Land and Water Resources conservation in Dyr Abker, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah Governorate
The Tihama plain extend a long the Red Sea from Bab Al-Mandeb till Saudi border. It varied in width reaching max 50 Km.. The plain mostly constitutes of sand and agricultural land most fertile along Wadis discharged rain floods from mountains to the Red Sea. The agriculture in the plains and coastal areas receive low annual rainfall of about 50 mm but depend on tube wells and floods (spate) Irrigation from the mountains that run through several Wadies around which agricultural land is found.
The project aimed at assisting local farmers in Dyr Abker villages, Wadi Mour basin to install Thirty-three sub-surface irrigation conveyance network that serves 251 agriculture holdings with total land area of 875 ha., benefiting 251 families (1840 inhabitants). The system is considered addressing issues related to water and soil conservation. The irrigation depends of flood water during rainy season in the highlands that reaches the basin on ad hoc basis, where tube-well irrigation is dominant. The sandy and sandy loam soil made it very difficult to irrigate using the traditional methods of flood irrigation (via canals) where 29% of water is drained into the ground during its path in the canals between the well and the targeted fields. The conveyance systems prevent soil salinity, save 29% water and fuel and safe up to 50% of farm labour when compared with the traditional way (flood irrigation through open sandy canals). The project will assist local farmers in gaining knowledge in organic agriculture and land and water resources management through on farm training activities addressing several issues relevant to irrigated organic agriculture and environment.
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Project Snapshot

Dyr Abker Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,329.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 100,381.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 35,440.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building is addressed through community involvement in project activities hence learnt new ideas and skills. Several training workshops are to be conducted targeting training of local farmers on nmodern, environmentally friendly agriculture practicies.
Notable Community Participation
Community paerticipation is eveident from their In-kind and cash co-fiancing that amounts 35% of ptojct.
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Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 330
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 251


Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation

Grantee Contact

Mr. Abdullah Hassan Harbah
Phone: 711065288


Dyr Abker
Luhayyah District , Hodiedah Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a