Elas rehabilitation in Ethiopia

Elas rehabilitation in Ethiopia

23/05/2012

In Ethiopia, the Borans has got specially prepared hand dug wells called Elas where livestock move into the well with a trench (cattle path) to water troughs half way deep in the wells.

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However, the system needs improvement measures including enlargement of the trench, reduce slope of cattle path, widening cattle trough area and reducing seepage losses from collection chamber and cattle trough in most of elas it reach up to 40%. The flowing picture depicts such improvement measures.

Map of Elas in the Borans region

 

Number of animals using each Elas