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News Lebanon: Launching of a hydro-agricultural project

The Litani River Authority (LRA) has initiated a pilot project, conducted under the United Nations Development Program, which aims to bring water from the region of Bekaa to the south of Lebanon.

The “Hydro Agricultural Development Project of Marjayoun” intends to increase water resources used for irrigation by farmers located in south Lebanon. The Spanish government is financing the initiative via the Lebanese Recovery Fund.

The project will focus on land reclamation by constructing infrastructure for irrigation networks and improving the quality of the soil. It will provide farmers with wheat seeds to be cultivated on their lands for two consecutive years.

The project will also advocate for a law establishing a Water User Association in order to ensure good water use management as well as the operation and maintenance of irrigation networks.

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.zawya.com//story.cfm/sidDS31052011_dsart-139935/Key_hydroagricultural_project_announced_in_Lebanon
Source of information ANIMA Investment Network via Zawya
Keyword(s) irrigation
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , WATER DEMAND
Relation http://www.semide.net/countries/fol749974/country958156
Geographical coverage Lebanon,
News date 01/07/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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