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Terraces Kitabi 2018
Follow-up 2018
Follow-up jan. 2019
Follow-up april 2019
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Name project:              Terraces Kitabi

Location:                       Cel Kagano, Sector Kitabi, District Nyamagabe

Requestor:                    Sisters St. Franciscus of Assisi

Description of the project:

Reconstruction of radical terraces in Kitabi                        

Objectives:

Conservation of the soil. Avoid flooding and removal of fertilizers:

  • Normalise the topography, by using specific equipment of the progressive terraces
  • Agro-forest planting and planting of grasses to fix the soil on the slopes
  • Creation of anti-erosion canals
  • Awareness of the population on good soil management

Beneficiaries:

The centre, their disables children and people of the neighbourhood

Budget:

5.015.000 RwFr

Risks:

Natural disasters

Attached documents:

Detailed budget

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Follow-up of the project

Date: November 2018
 
Name project: 87 – Kitabi terraces

General status:

Progress since last status report:

The porosity of the soil makes it possible, through a technique of transplanting the terraces, to change the structural texture so that the terraces are resistant to erosion. For fertilization, we have added organic manure and compost; only the remediation of the dykes still needs to be done. This is the only place where herbs are available for food and mulch for livestock. We have done everything to ensure the profitability of terraces over a significant area. Now all terraces are cultivated and sown (potatoes, peas, ...).

Financial status:

Problems/concerns:

The movement of the ground of slopes is a slow glide (Creep),
this is a shift of surface layers, usually without breaking, which is always observed on steep slopes.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

Pictures

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Follow-up january 2019

Date: January 28th, 2019
 
Name project: Terraces Kitabi

Progress since last status report:

The Kitabi terrace project contributes to the erosion control of the degraded and eroded soils. Currently the production of grasses for livestock on the slopes of the terraces is inexplicable: the production of the potatoes on the terraces is enormous, the peas and maize prove that the project contributes to the development of the region and the preservation of the environment. Congratulations to the organization Vleugels van Hoop, which financed the project for the survival of the Kitabi population.

The photographs show the harvest of potatoes: a huge production compared to the production before the reconstruction of the terraces. Production has tripled: 15 tonnes / ha, in other words a production of 6,300 kg on our surface area

The size and quantity of the harvested potatoes from a single potato plant surprised us enormously.

Calibration and weighing confirms the efficiency and makes it easier to compare the production.

Corn gives hope that the land and the fertile soil will yield a good return.

The production of grasses for livestock on the slopes is a major advantage for soil management.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

photos

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Follow-up april 2019

Date: April 30th, 2019
 
Name project: Terraces Kitabi

General status:

Soil conservation, water and fertilizer retention for sustainable development and topographical standardization using specific devices have enabled us to find an answer on erosion and a new soil structure in Kitabi.

Progress since last status report:

This project has contributed to the anti-erosion battle of degraded and eroded grounds. The difference with the situation before the implementation of the project is huge. The current production of potatoes, maize, peas and various vegetables more than meets the needs of the residents of the center (disabled), of the home Mother of the Poor, without forgetting the cattle. The project also contributes to the development of the region and the preservation of the environment.

Problems/concerns:

- Climate change
- Destruction of the fields by monkeys and thieves
- The ongoing activities (weeding, harvesting, the growing garden and the maintenance of the terraces)

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):

Invoices, photos (with explanation see below), payment receipts, etc.

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