During the dry season, it is impossible to farm and watering the animals proves very difficult; water from the sinkings is already lacking to meet the villagers’ everyday life needs.

The project is to build a small dam that would allow the retaining of rain water during the rain season, and the lay out irrigated small fields.


Create an artificial water basin to ensure:

De l'eau au quotidien pour les villageois {JPEG} Abreuver le cheptel {JPEG} Développer la riziculture {JPEG}
- A better drinkable water supply from the wells and sinkings thanks to a better groundwater recharge, and an almost-perennial watering place for other needs (washing, etc.).

- The maintaining of livestock thanks to an almost-perennial watering point.

- the laying out of irrigated crops
- the combat against malnutrition and starvations by developing new agricultural skills less depending on climate hazard.
- the combat against desertification by reinforcing reforestation actions through the planting of trees on the banks and the installation of a tree nursery downstream.

The village of Issaogo but also the surrounding ones and the nomads who pass by Issaogo during the dry season.

What has been done up till now?

- Environmental and socio-economic impact assessment by Lafilavie
- Preliminary hydraulic study by “Hydraulique Sans Frontières” (HSF)
- Technical and economic feasibility studies by HSF
What remains to be done?
Pose des pérrés {JPEG} Le déversoir sera constitué de gabions (exemple de gabions ci-dessus) {JPEG}

- Building of the dam and fitting-out upstream
- Education of the beneficiaries to irrigated farming: rice growing and market gardening
- Laying out of irrigated fields downstream the dam : 10 ha for rice growing and 2 for market gardening
- Planting of a tree nursery downstream.

Nongbzanga has defined a fair system to share the irrigated fields:
- The land chief bestows the right to distribute lands to the association Nongbzanga for rice growing and to women’s and youngster’s groups for market gardening
- The parcels will be distributed to the villagers after a public draw by lot.

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