Presentation on theme: "Emergency intervention in West Bekaa. AVSI profile AVSI Foundation– The Association of Volunteers in International Service. AVSI promotes cultural, social."— Presentation transcript:
AVSI profile AVSI Foundation– The Association of Volunteers in International Service. AVSI promotes cultural, social and economic development, especially among the most disadvantaged in developing nations and countries in transition. AVSI carries out its mission through the planning and implementation of medium and long-term sustainable projects and emergency relief operations in partnership with local associations, institutions, international agencies and governments. At present, AVSI is directly involved in 40 countries of the world. AVSI is in Lebanon since 1996.
AVSI Method The five basic points of AVSI’s method 1. Centrality of the person 2. Starting from the positive 3. Doing with 4. Development of civil society and subsidiarity 5. Partnership
Emergency intervention in West Bekaa Partners COLLABORATION LRA CCIA ZAHLE WUA SOUTH WEST BEKAA WEST BEKAAOthers… MohafazaCaza Villaggio #Nome BekaaWest Bekaa 1Karaoun 2Baaloul 3Lala 4JoubJannine 5Kamed el-Laouz 6Khirbit-Anafar 7. MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENERGY
Emergency intervention in West Bekaa Field of intervention: The project intervene in the economic activities sector aiming at contribute in recuperate and ameliorate the rural economy in the project area.
Emergency intervention in West Bekaa General Objective Contribution to the population return in the villages abandoned to restore the settlements improving the economic conditions of the population in the South West Bekaa territories.
Emergency intervention in West Bekaa Specific Objective Specific Objective Recuperate and ameliorate the economic condition of the farmer affected by the July 2006 conflict.
Activities related to the improvement of commercialization of agro products A1. Training Sessiopn on marketing&Sales of Agro products, IPM, Post-Harvesting and Packaging A2. Creation of a price monitoring unit for agro products A3. Introduction of a network of commercialization of agro-products
Activity related with the improvement of the economic and associative system A1. Creation of Project Steering Committe PSC A3. Sensibilization meetings for the constitution of Water Users Associations.
Activity related to the rehabilitation of infrastructure and irrigation systems A1. Update of the irrigation database at parcel level A2. Rehabilitation of irrigation systems at parcel level. A3. Training session on use and maintenance of delivered irrigation material. A4. Cleaning and maintenance of 10 km of dreinage canals
Number of direct beneficiaries The number of direct beneficiaries is 360. The selection have been PSC driven The selection have been PSC driven
Improvement of Irrigation Water Management in Lebanon and Jordan
General Objective Contribute to improve the to improve the income of farmers by reducing irrigation water losses
Specific objectives Rehabilitate a part of the Litani River banks protecting the surrounding lands Make more agricultural lands cultivable Increase irrigation efficiency in the two targeted areas in Lebanon and Jordan Raise awareness on water management Improve farmers’ technical know-how Strengthen regional cooperation on agricultural water issues
Project Activities 2007/08 Rehabilitating part of the Litani river banks and cleaning its course at 5 critical points Strengthening Local partner i.e Litani River Authority LRA through: Activation of the Extension Center for LRA Complete equipment and activation of the established soil, water and plant laboratories and training of LRA lab technicians Collection of data from highly modernized weather station Planning, equipment and running the center demonstration plot train LRA technical personnel on matters related to water and crop management Train farmers on topics related to water and crop management Technically assist and advise farmers during their farming season Organizing and supporting regional workshops and conferences on water issues on water issues 4 Publications related to river maintenance and rehabilitation, irrigation efficiency and technical materials. Surveys and studies related to the flooding impact, fertilization practices, irrigation systems problems at farm level
Beneficiaries Number of direct beneficiaries of the project is 460 Number of indirect beneficiaries of the project is the population along the Litani Rider