Solar Energy for irrigation in Al-Hussieni, Delta Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Solar Energy for irrigation in Al-Hussieni, Delta Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Delta Tuban is the main agriculture zone of Lahj Governorate. It has a fertile agricultural land that is built over centueirs from Wadi Tuban flood sedimentation through its two branches being Wadi “Kabeer” (major) and Wadi “Sagheer” (minor). Agriculturew communities faced a great challenges in recen years due to high cost of irrigation due ti fuel prices’ raise. Communities are starting gradually to use solar powered pumping systems for irrigation. In the area there exist several water canals diverting flood water into the agriculture land. Each canal has got a water user society that managing flood irrigation through each canal locally named as “Oubr or Ubr”.
This project aimed to assist 27 farmers groups to obtained solar powered systems for irrigation. The total agriculture land benefited from this project is 455 Fedan owned by 137 farmers’ families with 868 inhabitants being 439 male and 429 females. Further, a large labour communities are benefiting from the on going agriculture activities wen particiption in farm labours.
The reviving of traditional crops sharing in exchange for irrigation will be used for project sustainability. The project will benefit the environment through elimination of 511 tons of Carbon dioxide (C)O2) annually. Further the project will enable farming families to save US$ 1211/family/year in their farms operational cost.
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Project Snapshot

Ubr Saadain Water Users Society
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 186,300.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,900.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Grantee NGO s headed by a woman. Both men and women are equally benefiting from the project. Capacity development is addressed when equal number of men and women are targeted.
Capacity - Building Component
Men and women would participate in two workshops to improve their understanding of climate change.
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Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 511



Grantee Contact

Ms. Arwa Ali Ahmed Thabet
Phone: +967 771160434


Al-Nawbah Village
Tuban District , Lahj 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