Catchment management practices (IWRM and FGW)

\r\n\r\nIWRM\r\n\r\nAfter realizing that the water resources were being depleted, which was evidenced from, for example reduction in water source yields, water source pollution and change in rainfall patterns, KDWSP will employ an Integrated Water Resources Management approach, which aimed to manage and develop water resources in a way that balances social and economic needs and ensures the protection of ecosystems for future generations and also to ensure that the water systems in place continue to supply essential quantity and quality over time.\r\n\r\nThe intervention aimed to contribute towards effective water resources management in Ruhezamyenda sub catchment, which is part of the Albert Water Management Zone, through promotion of community based integrated catchment management practices.\r\n\r\nThis will be realized through\r\n

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  • Stakeholders capacity building
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  • Resource mapping and identification of hotspots in micro catchments
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  • Supporting communities to construct soil and water conservation channels, check dams, energy saving stoves and green cover initiatives
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\r\nFGW\r\n\r\nFarming God’s way is a tool given to the body of Christ; a well balanced biblical, management and technological solution for the Agricultural domain, equipping the poor to come out of poverty with what God has put in their hands and revealing the fullness of His promised abundant life. It is implemented using three keys\r\n

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  • Biblical keys:
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  • Acknowledge God and God alone
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  • Consider your ways
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  • Understanding God’s self –sufficiency
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  • What you sow is what you reap
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  • Bringing the tithes and Offerings to God
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  • Stake your claim
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\r\nBasic technology of doing Farming God’s Way:\r\n

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  • Do not burn – God’ blanket has the potential to reveal God’s promised abundance in our fields. It provides the ideal environment for the healing of the land to take place.
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  • Do not plough – In Biblical times, ploughing was done with very light spear tips, which did not invert the soil, but instead loosened the soil to a very shallow depth for planting.
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  • Practice rotations
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\r\nManagement keys:\r\n

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  • On time – God’s creation in the beginning gives us the platform from which we determine time (Gen.1:14 – 19) Ecc. 3:11 – God has made everything appropriate in time.
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  • To high standards. Everything that God does is done to high standards.
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  • With minimal wastage – Biblically the most incredible demonstration of Jesus’ practice of minimal wastage was shown at the feeding of five thousand(Mat.14:14)
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\r\nThe innovation is relevant, addressing immediate problem of food security. The situation is such that there is insufficient food for families, the little available land is no longer productive, and the population is high. The water resources available are not being utilized. Although some interventions are being undertaken to address issues of food security little is being done to translate the, would be, threats into opportunities.\r\n\r\nThis innovation is low cost and affordable and within the means of the beneficiaries because they build on existing resources for example available land, local knowledge and local labour. Less seed will be used to produce more on a small piece of land and rainfall runoff which would otherwise be lost, will be retained in the soil. The results from this intervention will be realized in a short term which will motivate the end users to continue to engage in it. By the design of this innovation, it engages the community and keeps them at the centre therefore makes it more acceptable and encourages maximum community involvement.\r\n\r\n