Irrigation pipes and canals in Kfarzebian
Focus Area
Water & Irrigation
Local Partners
Municipality of Kfarzebian
Budget
$17,200
Geographic Scope
Keserwan, Mount Lebanon
Beneficiaries
500 farmers
Impact
increase in arable lands of 250,000 square meters

In 2011, SEAL started the construction of 220m of cement canals and the installation of 100m of large water pipes for irrigation. This project allowed for water originating from the springs of “Al Laban” and “Al Aasal” to irrigate 250,000 square meters of agricultural land.

Unable to complete this project due to heavy rain/snow at the end of the year, SEAL completed the project in the spring/summer of 2012. This project resulted in an increase in cultivated land, better distribution of the water among the farmers of the area, faster travel time of the water from the springs to the cultivated land, and also in less water being wasted from storms and mudslides previously caused by the lack of canals.

More than 500 farmers in the Kfarzebian area, where mostly apple and cherry trees are planted, benefited from this project.

This project is a part of SEAL’s IRRIGATION NETWORK program, which digs wells and installs irrigation systems throughout Lebanon.

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