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Training Visit of Village Committees\\\' Members of the Targeted Areas of Project Pilot Site of Sarayan to a Typical Farm for Medicinal Herb Farming & Establishment of Improved Irrigation Systems with the Aim of Sharing Experiences among Local Communities      

To promote sustainable agriculture initiatives & share experiences on successful activities undertaken by local communities in the light of improving degraded farmlands following capacity enhancement activities done by the project, a group of village committees' members of the targeted areas of the project pilot site of Sarayan (Se Qaleh district & Bostagh, Dustabad & Zangooi villages) visited a typical farm for medicinal herb farming & establishment of improved irrigation systems in Zangooi village owned to Mr. Mohsen Mirzaei, one of the committee's members of Zangooi village on 30 Oct. 2014.

Mr. Mirzaei is one of the active members of Zangooi village committee who became interested in cultivation of medicinal herb farming & applying improved irrigation systems in his farms & gardens following attending in the trainings, workshops & visits organized by the project. The executer of these activities cultivated rosemary medicinal herb in an area of 1 ha. in combination with watermelon & pistachio through receiving loan from the village fund, support of the project & individual investment. Besides medicinal herb farming, he also established tape irrigation system in this farm & due to the favorable performance of this experimental system; he extended this system to another 3 ha. farms & gardens of cotton, tomatoes, pistachio & pomegranate.

 To share experiences on the implementation of these activities, Mr. Mirzaei briefed on process, the rate of his performance & marketing of his products to the visitors. He assessed the performance of tape irrigation favorable in comparison with flood irrigation, such a way that by 50% reduction in water consumption, the yields of the products get 70% increase compared to the previous year. 

 


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RFLDLP Introduction

Rehabilitation of Forest Landscapes and Degraded Land Project (RFLDLP) is a collaborative effort of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization of the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran/ (IRI/ FRWO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address the main threats to land and forest resources in arid and semi-arid areas of IRI. The Project has national and international significance as it helps government and GEF to fulfill their strategic objectives. The project helps government to fulfill its constitutional obligations and international environmental commitments as well as contributes to achieve some of the key development objectives such as the sustainable management of dry land natural resources and improving livelihood conditions of the people living in arid and semi-arid areas. Similarly, the project addresses GEF's Strategic Objectives of Land Degradation & Biodiversity. Through its focus on rehabilitation of forest landscapes, the project will also contribute to GEF’s crosscutting program on Sustainable Forest Management.

The duration of the project is for 5 years (2011-2016& has been designed to implement in two target sites of Sarayan and Rigan with the total area of 462068 ha.Konarbai sub watershed of AbBarik watershed in Rigan, Kerman and Hamboo sub-watershed of Se Qaleh watershed in Sarayan, South Khorasan province with the total area of 298500 & 163568 ha. which are representative of typical arid and semi-arid regions of Iran have been selected as project pilot sites to demonstrate effective participatory and integrated sustainable land and forest management (SLFM) practices.

The primary stakeholders and immediate target beneficiaries of the project are the local people and communities living in the project watersheds and the local and provincial level governments. They will benefit from increased capacity to plan, implement and evaluate participatory integrated SLFM initiatives at village and watershed levels.  Local stakeholders, including both women and men, who will be principal participants in the planning and execution of the various activities, bring with them their traditional, time tested and practical suggestions to address the challenges of land degradation, deforestation and loss of biodiversity.

The project aims to restore and enhance biodiversity and the capacity of degraded forest landscapes and lands to deliver essential ecosystem goods and services for sustainable livelihoods, food security and combating desertification by removing barriers to participatory integrated SLFM initiatives at watershed level in Rigan and Sarayanpilot sites.

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