|Title||Water-charging irrigation for rangelands used for growing forage crops|
|Category of tools||Irrigation technique and technology|
|Field of application||
• Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change||High|
Province: Jambyl Region
District: Talas District
Settlement: Village of Sadu Shakirov
The site is located in the desert foothill plain in South-ern Kazakhstan (internal drain area) at the very end of Sharuashlyk Irrigation Canal.
|Practice usage period||
Start date: 01.05.2008
End date: 30.04.2009
|Problem solved through this practice||
Acute water shortage; land degradation in the village of Sadu Shakirov; abandoned irrigated arable lands used only for year-round cattle grazing.
For a long time, the irrigation canal was not operation-al and, thus, became dilapidated. The situation in the area was aggravated by climate change impacts (de-creased quantity of early spring, summer and winter precipitation, increased average annual temperature, spring and autumn frost bites and summer droughts).
|Tools used in the practice||
Method of autumn and winter water-charging irrigation
|Description of the practice and its results||
Financial and economic:
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made||
Application of water-charging irrigation demonstrated the efficiency of water use and allowed local popula-tion to go through winter without losing livestock.
|Source of practice||
Traditional tools transferred from generation to generation that proved their efficiency in modern conditions
|Brief information on the project||
Project title: Fall and early spring Irrigation of arable land and pastures as an adaptation mechanism of ra-tional water use in Southern Kazakhstan
Duration: May 1, 2008 – April 30, 2009
Project goal and objectives: reduce land degradation due to climate change by way of rational use of irriga-tion water. The project was implemented to prevent loss of cattle due to forage shortage during alternating droughty years.
Project beneficiaries: local population.
Project implementer: Kogal LLC
|Funding source||Kogal LLC|
1) UNDP Compilation “Climate change adaptation: ex-amples from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan”, Tashkent 2012;
|Form submission date||29.03.2018|
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