In Chad the use of soil and water becomes important to ensure peaceful coexistence between shepherds and farmers, and entire communities.
We are constructing a pond for cattle to drink through an excavation in the ground, in order to guarantee sufficient water of about 10,000 cubic meters. The water points for livestock along the transhumance tracks are considered strategic because they facilitate the shepherds in their need to move the animals along predefined routes.
The project also involves the construction of 5 km of transhumance tracks,which are paths used by transhumant and semi-nomadic shepherds for the movement of livestock. Thanks to these "corridors", disputes between shepherds and farmers are avoidedbecause very often, on the journey from one grazing area to another, animals cross areas used for agriculture, or vice versa, farmers cultivate areas dedicated to moving livestock, causing clashes between different groups.
The project is supported by the donors of COOPI Suisse, the AIL (Aziende Industriali di Lugano) and the AMB (Azienda Multiservizi di Bellinzona).