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slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
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We, MetaMeta, Mekelle University and the government of Tigray, are very proud and happy to anounce you that we have been granted the 2015 Global Road Achievement Award by the International Road Federation for Environmental Mitigation. We are thankful for this recognition and encouraged to further develop and expand the Roads for Water mission!

Amhara Drought Resilience Program

There is high concern that the coming El Nino will cause drought in the eastern part of Amhara state. A crash drought resilience program has been initiated involving the mass mobilization of 2 million persons. Road water harvesting is one of the main components in the campaign. Because of the higher rainfall in Amhara several new techniques are used such as uphill water harvesting ponds and infiltration ditches perpendicular to the road.

Road Side Tree Planting Pilot

St Mary’s (a local NGO) with the Wukro woreda administration are starting a pilot on road side planting – looking at benefit sharing mechanism and appropriate tree plantation.

Tigray Drought Resilience Program

The Tigray government in Ethiopia is continuing its summer campaign for drought resilience, including road water harvesting in all woredas (districts). The Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development is also doing an assessment of last years manifold road water harvesting activities.

Radio Competition Started in Makueni, Kenya

A competition for the best road water harvesting practice is started in Makueni by three radio station. There will be a month of announcements and then visits to the 10 best long-listed farmers.

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