Solar Energy for irrigation in Ubr Al-Hadharem and Sallam,Middle Zone, Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Solar Energy for irrigation in Ubr Al-Hadharem and Sallam,Middle Zone, Tuban, Lahj Governorate
The Middle Zone of Wadi “Saghier” Tuban where Ubr Al-Hadharem; Ubr Al-Thalab and Ubr Sallam are located between lahj and Aden. Farming system is similar to the rest of Tuban district. Farming depend on flood and tube well irrigation. Farmers suffered a great deal of losses due to fuel prices rise coincide with poor Market prices for their products and ceased farming accordingly.
Farmers are straggling to shift their irrigation system towards solar driven pump in their attempt to reduce farming expenses. All farms around the areas uses intensive labour force mostly comes from displaced community due to civil war. Crops produces are vegetables, fodder and cereals with fewer fruits.
The aims of the project are: 1) To assist 12 farmers’ groups to acquire solar systems for irrigation in Ubr Al-Hadharem, Al-thalab and Sallam and 2) to assist farmers in Ubr Sallam to manage siltation brought by flood that elevate ground through Ubr sallam hindering flood water from arriving its destination farms. A discharge outlet with flood control gate is planned to solve this problem.
The project will directly benefit 75 families (451 inhabitants being 233 males and 218 females) in addition to 500 seasonal labours from displaced communities. Further, the project will enable farmers to save monetary value for each group (well) US$ 5761.11 and US$ 77/family/year and to avoid the elimination to the environment of 227 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per year.
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Project Snapshot

Middle Zone Water Users Society
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 170,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,050.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Both men and women equally participated in and benefit from project activities.
Policy Influence
Both, promoting renewable energy access and flood irrigation are the subject of two national policies. The first is under clean energy use and the second is under dry-land agriculture (Rain-fed).
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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 227

Grantee Contact

Mr. Ahmed AbdulRahim Abdullah


Ubr Al-Hadharem and Sallam,Middle Zone, Tuban, Lahj Governorate
Lahj , Ubr Al-Hadharem and Sallam District ,

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