Madagscar

Marovoay Irrigation project

From "Philippe Grandjean" <grandjean@simicro.mg>

GTZ funded project

We completed an important Vetiver work in Marovoay with the Water User Associations (see images below) at the Rice Project in Marovoay. We now estimate that over 120 km of Canals, roads, dykes and waterways are protected in the Marovoay area and in March 2001 we "exported" the technology to protect the sewage drains of Mahajanga town (Vallon Metzinger) in co-operation with another German funded Project there.

Two rows of newly planted vetiver slips on either side of canal

A few weeks later. Vetiver grass is growing well

Member of water user association weeding vetiver grass strip

Member of water user association planting vetiver grass along canal bank