Building the capacities of women to improve their livelihoods - Adagloub Women Farm
Sudanese women working in plantation for their fist time, with technical training and support from the SLDP2. Adagloub Village, Kassala State, Sudan.
- Sustainable Livelihoods for Displaced and Vulnerable Communities in Eastern Sudan Second Phase Project (SLDP2), implemented natural resources management small projects in IDPs communities and vulnerable host communities.
- SLDP2 organized the communities in order to increase their participation in their implemented small project, targeting all the community segments, focusing to reach vulnerable women.
- Aiming at building the capacity of vulnerable women to improve their livelihood, SLDP undertake implementation of six women farms in rural Kassala Locality, in collaboration with Talawiet NGO.
- The women farms divided into two sections, one is for growing citrus trees namely grapefruit, orange, lemon and guava. The other is for fodder crop (Garawla), in addition to vegetable crops such as okra, jews mallow, rocket, and purslane.
- There is two different irrigation system adopted in the farm; Improved Surface irrigation for growing fodder and vegetable crops, and for citrus the irrigation system is Bubbler irrigation system.
1.Improved surface irrigation:
In this system irrigation water is coming to the farm through PVC Pipes (2 inches) the water flow is by gravity from the village drinking water tank. Main control valve (2inch) at the farm gate to control the water for the two irrigation systems. (T) Shape controlled by pipe plug has been assembled for each subplot.
2. Bubbler irrigation:
This system installed to irrigate citrus, has been installed, this system consists of control valve (2 inch) on the main line, and water tank (1500 liter) with stand (1.2 m height) to give the necessary pressure, followed by filter. Main line of drip tape, then divided into laterals each one controlled by 1/2-inch valve to irrigate each tree separately by adjustable emitter.