Rain water harvesting in Hilly creeks/ charas to Restore sustainable Agriculture-Based Livelihoods in Hilly areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts

Primary focus is to install ten demonstration sites for rain water harvesting with integrated hill farming and water management accompanied by farmer and extension agents training in the Chittagon Hill Tracts. As a result of the project activities, poverty reduction and livelihoods of the hill people are expected to improve

ACTIVITY SUMMARYThe expected outcome of the project is to be achieved through generation of the three outputs below.

1.  Installation of demonstration sites (up to 10) for rain water harvesting and integrated hill farming supported by small scale surface water irrigation schemes and farm and water management.  There would also be baseline and post project surveys to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts. 

2.  Integrated Hill farming model promoted in the locality of the demonstration sites, through field schools, study visits/open days and advocacy with local leaders. This output would use the infrastructure at the selected sites to promote water harvesting. 

 3.  Institutional strengthening, and improved local agricultural support service provision to smallholder integrated farming systems on jum lands.  This output would strengthen the outreach work based on the demonstration sites, by improving linkages and building a network of service providers capable of supporting hill framing models developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Khagrachari and Master trainers from other agencies and farmers.

 

LOCATION:  Chittagon Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

DATE:          1 November 2013 – 31 December 2014

FUNDING:     FAO

 

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