Solar Energy for irrigation in Al-Fayoush, Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Solar Energy for irrigation in Al-Fayoush, Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Al-Fayoush is an agriculture area located south of Al-Hootah, Lahj governorate. The location is an agrarian setup that producing vegetables, fodders and cereals that are sold in neighboring town of Aden and Lahj. Farming communities recently faced economic crises resulted from high inflation and fuel prices sharp rise. Agriculture system dep[ends on tube well irrigation well seasonal floods.
Project aims are to equip 14 tube-well with solar system for pumping irrigation water. The project will benefit 120 families with 646 inhabitants (including 323 males and 323 females) who are wells’ owners (28) and 92 landowners or tenants. The later category are sharecropper with well owner. The share percentage was reduce by 8-12% as an impact of solar use and Small Grant Programme support. Further, the project extends its impact beyond the direct beneficiaries as farmers but to provide jobs for displaces communities (ca. 1500 labour/day/season) who were driven away from their homes due to civil war.
The impact of the project on the environment was in the form of Carbon Di-oxide (CO2) elimination of 256 tons per year. Solar systems will save farmers the running cost expenses estimated to be US$ 57.5/family/year.
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Project Snapshot

Sad Montaser Agricultural and cooperative Society
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 184,800.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,375.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Lesson learnt will be disseminated locally through open gathering and local markets. Peer to peer knowledge sharing s another method of knowledge sharing.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
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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 265



Grantee Contact

Mr. Aseel Ahmed Bin Ahmed Ali
Phone: 773560256


Al-Fayoush Village
Al-fayoush , 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