The Overall Objective of the action is to improve the socio–economic life of the people living in the rural target area with special focus on the sustainable management of the main natural resources (soil and water) and to reduce the poverty and create job opportunities for those people through increasing the sustainable agricultural production by increasing arable land surface and improving productivity of existing ones. The action also aims to increase the water coverage of the household.
The Specific Objective of the action is to improve and increase the use of rainwater to cultivate new arable land of wadi, improve productivity of existing wadi, and increase water harvesting to reduce the severe shortage of water supply for domestic and livestock use and ensure supplementary irrigation to the cultivated land during dry seasons. The action will also provide agricultural equipment and inputs to ensure the proper cultivation of the land and the sustainability of the action. In addition, the action will improve rural livelihoods through creation of new job opportunities particularly for women and youth and empower their role in rural development.
The action will achieve the specific objectives through the empowerment of the needs of the inhabitants to increase their income from agriculture and in supporting their food security.DRC and its affiliated applicant, SDCMR is implementing the action by adopting a participatory approach with local communities being involved in all implementation phases.