Access to Spate Irrigation in Masberiah, Wadi Zabid, Dabas district, Hodiedah Governorate
Access to Spate Irrigation in Masberiah, Wadi Zabid, Dabas district, Hodiedah Governorate
Al-Masberiah is located some 15km east of Al-Jarahi city on the main road branching from Hodiedah-Taiz at Al-Jarahi city leading to Ibb Governorate. Wadi Zabid is one of the major Wadi systems drain flood water from western mountains towards the Red Sea. Wadi systems in the foothills are steep and very narrow in some locations cause violent floods. Farmers reclaimed the land on Wadi sides where topography permit them to sustain their livelihood encourage by water availability from flood and following seepage for six months per year. Cultivation on wadi sides confined to cash crops that can provide farmers better returns to sustain their families’ livelihood.In return and govern by topographical nature of the area, sustaining land resources and safe-irrigating it are the major challenges due to high erosion caused by flood.
Al-Masberia is one of these location constitute high fertile land 22 ha. That is planted by cash crops e.g. fruits, cereals and fodders and vegetables. The land is farmed by 34 families with over 400 inhabitants. Among the farmers are 30 sharecroppers. The main constraint to agriculture is how to secure irrigation from direct flood and the flowing running water for about 6 months each year. Farmers proposed that to secure two water inlets into the upper and lower parts of the land.
Project will assist local farming community to ensuring sustainable infrastructure that can allow smooth irrigation of their fields from direct flood and the following flow of water down stream for six months of the year. The results would be towards sustainable land use 0f 22 ha, reducing annual irrigation cost by 50% (US$ 17,237) and saving the environment from producing CO2 67,032 tons/year. Farming community contribution to the project accounted to 50% with aims to establish sustainable mechanism to sustain project goals for years a head thorough annual contribution towards project sustainability.
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Project Snapshot

Al-Masberiah Cooperative & Agricultural Society
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,910.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 15,138.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 13,911.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
It's hoped that this project will demonstrate best practice in the region on how best to secure flood irrigation.Upon successful experience in Al-Masberiah more problem solving intervention may follow suit.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
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Grantee Contact

Mr Noman Moahmmed Futaini Kaleesi
Phone: 770231440


Jabal Ra's District , Hodiedah Governorate ,

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Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
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Mr. Bashar Sallam
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