YEMEN

Northern Regional Integrated Rural Development Project, Phase II (in association with Khatib and Alami, Lebanon).

The objective of the study was to identify projects that increase agricultural productivity and farmers’ incomes and enhance the sustainability of natural resources in the four Governorates of Sana’a, Sa’adah, Hajjah and Amran. This is to be achieved by improving agricultural and extension services, the better management of water resources and manpower, improved irrigation and agricultural practices, the provision of safe drinking water to the rural population, and the construction of village water schemes. It will also involve developing the role of women, increasing work opportunities, ensuring easy access to micro-rural and agricultural credits, and improving the social services and conditions for rural women.