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Georesults Visualizing the Activities of the Rwanda Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting, and Hillside Irrigation Project

 

LWH engineers train the farmers and the workers in the construction of terraces, waterways and other soil conservation and water management measures. One of the many interventions planned for the 4000 has of the command area catchment, is the construction of terraces, waterways and cut-off drains on about 1,200 ha.

LWH engineers train the farmers and the workers in the construction of terraces, waterways and other soil conservation and water management measures. 

Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) is a government project under the Ministry of Agriculture of Rwanda. The project was designed in March 2008 to increase the productivity and commercialization of hillside agriculture in target areas through capacity development in farmer organizations, extension marketing and rural finance, land husbandry, water harvesting, and irrigation. The project is financed by IDA, GAFSP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Rwanda. The project expects to achieve 2,055 ha of hillside irrigation and 12,953 ha of comprehensive land husbandry activities in the first five-year phase ending in December 2015.

The ODTA project is using the Georesults visualization tool to display images, videos and results stories of the project as the activities are taking place. Georesults helps to enhance transparency in project activities as it allows stakeholders and other interested parties to explore a project from a local perspective. This online space features an interactive map and a photo set with the before and after pictures of different project locations.

The Georesults Site for the Rwanda Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation Project: http://maps.worldbank.org/content/georesults#project=123