Improve Irrigation Systems in Dyr Al-Hared, Al-Qanawes District, Hodiedah Governorate
Improve Irrigation Systems in Dyr Al-Hared, Al-Qanawes District, Hodiedah Governorate
Dyr Al-Hared area is located at the end of Wadi Surdude only less than 10 Km away from the Red Sea at Ul-urj. Due to expanded irrigation projects in upper Wadi stream, built in the 80ies, flood water does not reach the area since then. Local farmers drilled their own tube well to enable them grow income and subsistent crops. There is two water tables’ quality in the area influenced by the depth of the wells. Ground water table is found at 45 meter deep but with high salinity e.g. 6100 micromole but at depth of 80 meter and below is 1100 micromole. The altitude of the area is ca. 30 m above Sea level; hence the indicated depth is well below Sea level.
The project aims are to achieve the followings:
1.Adopt 45 surface irrigation systems covering 270 ha. Of agricultural land
2.Save 30% of irrigation water and labours
3.Reduce soil salinity and undesirable weeds growth
4.Build up local community capacity in land management and resources conservation
5.Raise community awareness about local environment
6.Annual saving in fuel cost = 129,359US$
7.Avoidance of CO2 emission= 745.37tons/year
8.Improve farm economy = US$ 625/farm/year
The project is funded by local farmers (52%), the National Irrigation project (20%) and the GEF small Grant Programme(28% ). The total project investment is US$ 148,466. The investment cost will be recoverable within a period of 17 months.
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Project Snapshot

Dyr Al-Hared Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 121,140.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,070.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning gef grant
It's possible to upscale this project especially in the light of the higher demand for it and its efficacy towards addressing two GEF focal areas CC and LD. Above all the economic benefits to benefitieries due to cost saving that reach 50%.
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Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 1
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 280
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 625


Ministry of Agricculture and Irrigation, National Irrigation Programme (NIP)

Grantee Contact

Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Yahya Barqi
Phone: 00967-777760167


Al-Qanawes District
Dyr Al-Hared , 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