This project is a component of the Young Men’s Christian Association’s Integrated Rural Development Program in Lebanon (1997/2000).
To achieve renewed and expanded economic opportunities in the agricultural sector via the construction and rehabilitation of agricultural infrastructure, and agricultural skills training for local farmers.
Project activities :
Construction and rehabilitation of agricultural roads, bridges, and retaining walls, as well as irrigation canals, dams, reservoirs, rain-fed pools, and river beds.
Skills training for local farmers to improve productivity via new irrigation techniques, high yielding crops, proper use of pesticides, and optimal use of natural resources.
|Cluster||Municipalities||Kaza (Qada’a)||Project activities||Population Served|
|1||Aakkar El Aatiqa
|Kaza of Aakkar||25,000 m of agricultural roads, 2 bridges, 4 gangways, 1,958 sq. m of retaining walls 24,295 m of irrigation canals, 2 irrig. reservoirs &water pump Prototype farm & agricultural skills training||2835 families|
|Kaza of Aakkar||12,750 nl of agricultural roads, 2 bridges, 9 gangways, 1,350sq.m of retaining walls 17,620 m of irrigation canals Rehab. of 2 artesian wells Agricultural demo plot & skills training||2806 families|
|Kaza of Baalbek||27,667 m of irrigation canals Rehab of 2 water springs & irrigation reservoir Prototype farm &agricultural skills training 2800m of agricultural roads||5350 families|
Maroun Er Ras
Meiss Ej Jabal
|Kaza of Bent Jbayl - Kaza of Marjaayoun||58,500m of agricultural roads 330sq.m of retaining walls 2 rainfed pools Rehab of water source & irrigation reservoir||4525 families|
Aadchit Ech Chqif
Sir el Gharbiyeh
|Kaza of Nabatiyeh||28,450 m of agricultural roads, 4 gangways, 1 bridge Rehab .of 3 water springs & - one irrigation reservoir One water dam & related pool Agr. Training||4900 families|
Kfayr Ez Zait
|Kaza of Rachaiya - Kaza of Hasbaiya||34,500m of agricultural roads, 1 bridge, 6 gangways, 766sq.m of retaining walls 4 rainfed pools Reb. of water source &1200m canals Agr. Training||2375 families|
Expected impact for the Municipalities :
Irrigation 1 cultivation of an additional 11,055 hectares of land.