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Sustainable Management of watersheds in the lower Mekong Basin- namTon (SUMALOM- Namton ). 11 June 2012 JRP Training - MRC. Project History. 2007: general agreement (KfW, GTZ, LNMC, MRC) 2007: Feasibility study 2009: Appraisal mission and revision of project set up
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11 June 2012
JRP Training - MRC
2007: general agreement (KfW, GTZ, LNMC, MRC)
2007: Feasibility study
2009: Appraisal mission and revision of project set up
TC partner project completed in May 2011 and shifted to neighboring Nam Song Watershed --- Lao Priority basin
09/2010: Project start ( Inception Phase: 10/2010-03/2011)
Supported by the German Government (BMZ) through KfW. DWR under MoNRE is Project Executing Agency and DoP under MAF is Project Implementing Agency.
Pilot site for IWRM Sub-Basin Implementation in Lao PDR
7 years: 2010-17 ( including inception phase)
Budget (€): Lao Con. Ger Con. Total
Project part I 505,511.- 4,612,919 5,116,430
Project Part II / 500,000 500,000
Total 503,511.- 5,112,919 5,616,430
70Km northwest of VTE, upper part belongs to HH District (9 villages) and Lower part in ST District (34villages). ST one of the 47 poorest District in Lao PDR
Total area is 80,000 ha
Rain-fed lowland paddy farming system:
found in middle and lower reaches of the area. This system intensively applied fertilizer and pesticides ---influencing water quality of Nam Ton River
Upland rice (shifting cultivation):
Mainly practiced by poor ethnic families, causing erosion and reduced infiltration on the watershed, leading to increased sedimentation.
PP1: covers all project measures within the project area and is carried out by the GoL and local population
Output 1: Communities are assisted to establish and execute sustainable village based land use planning
Output 2: Farmers are supported to use appropriate farming systems
Output 4: (new) Multi-stakeholders Watershed Management Process is established
Activities under Output 1: NRM
Activities under Output 2: Farming System
Activities under Output 4: IWRM
NPO (MoNRE): responsible for the overall financial management
NPO (MAF): in charge of technical project implementation
DPOs: coordinate Implementation on district level
CO: support implementation on national and district level
About 90% of the base flow originates from the upper North-Western parts of the watershed.
This is the focal intervention area for watershed management activities, including afforestation, irrigation, etc.
<5% Lowland intervention: rain-fed & irrigation paddy, cash crops, aquaculture, fruit tree plantation, forest management
6-36% upland intervention without soil conservation: upland agri. & forestry, integrating faming, pasture , fruit tree/ timber plantation and Forest Manag.
37-45% upland intervention with soil conservation: timber tree plantation, integrating farming, appropriate conservation measures to be applied
> 45% Forest conversation