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Ground Water Recharge and Solar Micro Irrigation to Ensure Food Security and Enhance Resilience in Vulnerable Tribal Areas of Odisha

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Countries: Colombia
Regions: Colombia, Magdalena
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Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
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Drought Management
Progress to Date: 166.3m Tonnes of emissions avoided
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2020  »  Dec. 2021
Project Website: www.greenclimate.fund/project/fp045
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Additional Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: pool
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 95%

Project Overview

Enhancing the resilience of vulnerable communities in Odisha through groundwater recharge and solar micro irrigation. The Indian state of Odisha is highly vulnerable to climate change due to high monsoon variability. This has caused drought and flood affecting the food security of agriculture dependent communities and particularly affecting vulnerable communities. Extreme food insecurity is combined with water scarcity as there is a lack of infrastructure for water conserva…

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Enhancing the resilience of vulnerable communities in Odisha through groundwater recharge and solar micro irrigation. The Indian state of Odisha is highly vulnerable to climate change due to high monsoon variability. This has caused drought and flood affecting the food security of agriculture dependent communities and particularly affecting vulnerable communities. Extreme food insecurity is combined with water scarcity as there is a lack of infrastructure for water conservation. These climate related challenges will be addressed by enhancing ground water recharge in the community ponds through structural adaptation measures, and the use of solar pumps for micro irrigation. The ground water recharge measures will improve water security and quality for around 5.2 million beneficiaries in vulnerable communities through the installation of groundwater recharge shafts in 10,000 tanks. Tanks and ponds in the region provide effective rainwater collection, but are inefficient at recharging groundwater due to low permeable soil. Ground water recharge shafts can be transformative by demonstrating their ability to recharge the underlying aquifier system, developing long-term groundwater reserves. At the same time, resilient crop planning through irrigation will improve food security in the region, whilst the use of solar pumps for irrigation will increase energy access and contribute to the stateÕs climate-resilient, low emission crop planning. The project has an estimated lifespan of 20 years.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Project Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: More than $500,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources

Project Narrative

MAIN CHALLENGE Our main focus for 2021-2022 is to use active reforestation to make vital wildlife corridors and use passive restoration to reach up to 13,000 trees planted. SITE OWNERSHIP Private and Owned by Owner. Fundacion Biodiversa Colombia since 2020 CAUSE OF DEGRADATION Clearing of forests and wetlands for cattle rearing WHY THIS SITE? This site is one of the last areas in the middle Magdalena valley of Colombia with large forest patches which are critical for the survival of endangered species like the blue-billed curassow, brown spider monkey and Magdalena river turtle, as well as jaguars and tapirs.

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