Author
Teweldebrihan M. D.

Year of Publishing
2014

Publisher
UNESCO-IHE

Institution

Optimizing Intensified Runoff from Roads for Supplemental Irrigation: Tigray Region, Ethiopia UNESCO-IHE MSc Thesis

Description:

From the UPGro Catalyst Project "Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention"

This research has demonstrated that the road in the study area is having significant negative impact to the agricultural livelihoods, but that also it has a huge potential to be a key contributor to the enhancement of the livelihoods. The three major recommendations are :( 1) for the betterment of the impacts, it is suggested that Roads for water harvesting and multiple uses be mainstreamed in educational systems (2) There should be integration between relevant institutions and authorities (ERA, MoA as well as regional and zonal line offices) in making future road development plans. And (3) Awareness generation should be done to encourage farmers utilize the runoff from roads for productive purposes. Moreover, technical assistance and training's needs to be delivered at grass-root level.


Bibliographical Information:

Teweldebrihan M. D. (2014) Optimizing Intensified Runoff from Roads for Supplemental Irrigation: Tigray Region, Ethiopia. UNESCO-IHE MSc Thesis , UNESCO-IHE , Delft, Netherlands


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