slider 1 road side storage dry

slider 2 road side harvestingg pond
slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
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Slider 7 road side water harvesting storage pond


This section presents an overview of road water harvesting techniques. We really encourage all of you to share your experiences and ideas on these topics. Please contact us and share!

Impact of Road Water Harvesting on Food Security in Semi-Arid Kenya

This report investigates how road water harvesting can impact food security in Mbitini, Kenya. In this Semi-Arid Land farmers have seen a positive change due to road water harvesting.

Two direct results of the increased water availability are: increased yields and increased variety of crops.

This research is a collaboration between South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) and MetaMeta.

Here you can read more on how farmers practice this, and the benefits they get. 


Brochure in Portuguese – Gestão de Água através de Estrada para Resiliência em Moçambique

Roads for Water Management and Resilience in Mozambique. This brochure – written in Portuguese -briefly showcases beneficial road water management practices relevant for Mozambique. The brochure can be accessed here

Road water management for resilience in Mozambique

The brochure briefly explains several road water harvesting technologies particularly relevant for Mozambique. Access the brochure here

Road-side borrow pits as ponds for off-season small-scale irrigation

This case study discusses the systematic conversion of borrow pits as rainwater harvesting ponds for off-season small-scale irrigation. The overall goal of this case study is to contribute to the replication and scaling up of borrow pits for off-season small-scale irrigation in arid and semi-arid areas. Read the study here

Field visits Tigray – Group presentations

In these presentations the groups share their lessons from fieldwork in Tigray, Ethiopia during the Regional Leadership Course in Mekelle. 

No-till tied-ridging – Elwell & Norton 1988

No-Till Tied-Ridging – Elwell & Norton – 1988

The purpose of this booklet is to describe the no-till tied-ridging technique in sufficient detail to enable farmers to apply it, and to assist agriculture extension officers.


Roads for water brochure with technologies – Amharic

Roads for water brochure with technologies – Amharic

Roads for water brochure with technologies – English

Roads for water brochure with technologies – English

Roads for Water brochure with technologies – Oromifa

Roads for water brochure with technologies – Oromifa

Water harvesting from roads – IRFECA paper

Water harvesting from roads – IRFECA paper

Authors: Kifle Woldearegay, Frank van Steenbergen, Marta Agujetas Perez, Berhane Grum and Martin van Beusekom

Year: 2015

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