WE CAN HELP CREATE LASTING CHANGE IN SUDAN
Climate change is adversely affecting poor communities living in poverty around the world. North Darfur, Sudan, is one of the most drought prone areas in Sudan, and the situation for families here is being made worse by climate change. Thousands of farmers are now faced with barren fields and ruined crops. They struggle to grow enough food to feed their families, let alone earn an income from any surplus.
We have an amazing opportunity to help communities in North Darfur, and around the world, turn the tables on climate change.
Our project in Sudan will help 35,600 farmers from 19 communities put a combination of innovative solutions to work so they can change their lives.
With a little human ingenuity we can work with communities in North Darfur to transform their world:
1. Water Management
Making the most of the water during the rainy season by storing it for as long as possible using repaired dams and newly built reservoirs. We will work with community members to build and restore five dams/hafirs and other earthworks.
Connecting the stored water to where it’s needed most and using it to rehabilitate the land. Together we will install two solar pumping stations to directly irrigate 3,000 small farms.
3. Forest Planting
Planting forests to re-green land lost to the advancing desert and improve environmental resilience. A community tree planting scheme will initially propagate 30,000 seedlings during the project period and tens of thousands more over time.
4. Re-greening Pastureland
The local people will re-seed 500 acres of grassland to provide food for livestock and restore the balance of resources between pastoralists and farmers.
5. Farming and Business Training
Training farmers in new techniques such as crop rotation, crescent farming and crop spacing in order to improve harvests.