Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Mahferhen, Hadibo, Socotra
Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Mahferhen, Hadibo, Socotra
Since long time and for several reasons Socotra lacks vegetable and fruit supplies. Of the reasons are due to limited water resources, environmental factors (drought period and monsoon) shut the island for several months, location (its long distance from mainland) and inhabitants’ lack of knowledge of growing and using vegetables and water use efficiency. In recent years, Socotri women are solely active in gardening for home use and selling limited surplus products. However, lack of capacity and knowledge in cultural practices, uses, storage, preservation and marketing are the main limitation to development.

Mahferhen village is located at the western part of the Nujid coastal plain, Hadibu district. Water resources is limited and conveyed from Matyaf via polyethylene pipes. Water collected in main tank and distributed to all village houses equally. Women indicated that lack of water storage capacity does not permit them to rationalize water uses and benefit from surplus. The saved water can be used in a small scale gardens in each house hold.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Women Group in Mahferhen
Country:
Yemen
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 32,304.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 16,913.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 16,007.00
Project Number:
YEM/SGP/OP5/CORE/BD/Y4/14/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
NA
Capacity - Building Component
Nearly 100 women capacity development is targeted by project. Training in gardening and vegetable production, marketing and using have multidimensional benefits.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 2

Grantee Contact

Ms. Tommah Abeloh Ahmed Saeed
Phone: +967770263841
 

Address

Women Group in Mahferhen
Mahferhen, Hadibu District , Socotra Governorate ,

SGP Country office contact

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

Address

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