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LESSON LEARNED IN THE PAST YEARS & IMPLIMENTATION STRATEGIES IN THE SIXTH YEARS MENZMAMA MIDIR WOREDA-A SWHISA PILOT WORDA JULY, 12-14/2010 BAHIR DAR. Lessons Learned in the overall the project interventions.
LESSON LEARNED IN THE PAST YEARS & IMPLIMENTATION STRATEGIES IN THE SIXTH YEARS MENZMAMA MIDIR WOREDA-A SWHISA PILOT WORDAJULY, 12-14/2010BAHIR DAR
The project interventions underscore some important lessons, which have been taken into consideration in this project:
Successful implementation of project activities requires strong commitment in monitoring & follow-up.
Training and technical assistance necessary to ensure success
+ve impact can be enhanced through application proven technologies
Peer educatorsare an important of efforts to transfer skills and knowledge
Introduced cost effective storage of the runoff water with mud plastered & geo membrane lined ponds for the first time in the woreda have been successfully proved in bagging water with out any problem for irrigation in the hands of poor farmers.
Practical training on geo membrane maintenances and lining that were delivered by Minjar-shenkora farmer and expert are highly participated practical, participatory and highly interactive process of learning.
Also the training is highly appreciated by zonal administration heads
saving of water
Reduces overall labor and operating costs
Weed growth is restricted, thus reduced cost of weeding
Demand increased for drip kits
The applied participatory approach of the planning process created interest and sense of ownership among the communities.
The habit of group working and problem solving get momentum.
Most of the farmers knew that S&C means construction of physical structures but now days; they know watershed development integrated with bee keeping fruits, forage and vegetables.
Different Physical and biological conservation measures have been undertaken and become the learning center not only the woreda but also other woreda- visited by zonal cabinet members and farmers and Experts from Menz Gera woreda, Zemro woreda and Menz Gishe woreda.
Project implementation managements
Field work coordination and reporting mechanism are put in places
Field reports are submitted and compiled by plan and programming expert.
Review of implemented activity in every two month.
Experience sharing of farmers
Addressing the short- skills development of implementers for improving performance and ensuring quality of project activities
on-site orientations and mentoring,
Evaluate their own performances by their colleagues.