Access to spate Irrigation in Khilaliah, Wadi Siham, Hodiedah Governorate
Access to spate Irrigation in Khilaliah, Wadi Siham, Hodiedah Governorate
Khilaliah community lives in Wadi Siham, Marawah District, Hodiedah Governorate. The location is on the Wadi Siham bank with agriculture is being the main subsistence activity. Spate irrigation is the main backbone of the agriculture in the area. This can be accessed through traditionally built dykes consist of earth materials that required high labour to build, high cost to maintain and does not secure successful irrigation from flood that comes from the mountains during summer and Autumn seasons. Due to such circumstances, agriculture is not providing local community with the full crops they plant hence crops yield is impacted. Few tube wells exist in the area but most farmers cannot access due to cost and crops’ sharing of limited land tenures.
The objectives of the project are:
- Building two flood speed reduction dykes and one flood conversion dyke.
- Enable community to secure spate irrigation during summer and autumn floods.
- Build up local community capacity in land resources management
- Control of plant invasive species grown in flood courses
- Build local community capacity in land management.
- Raise community awareness of environment.
The project is supported in partnership with Community, GEF-Small Grant Programme and the Tihama Development Authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.
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Project Snapshot

Khilaliah Community Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 38,406.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 7,156.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 28,063.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
Agriculture land in the Tihama plains depends on spate irrigation or tube well. Hence access spate irrigation is vital for land and water conservation. For this reason the project can be replicated in various places in the Tihama plains.
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Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 88


Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Tihama Development Authority

Grantee Contact

Mr. Abdo Salem Salem Khalil
Phone: 00967-771660857


Al-MArawe'h District,
Al-Kilaliah Village , 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