Mudi sub watershed is one of the sub watersheds in Jarso district in which DRYDEV is intervening in various activity areas in integration manner. Here, in collaboration with Jarso woreda small and micro enterprise promotion office and irrigation development office the project organized a vegetable producer group called Lega Hida with members of 10 men. The group members then got a capacity building trainings on farming system, efficient irrigation water utilization and financial management in 2016 FY from the DryDev. Since they showed motivation of being working with the DryDev in vegetable production; the project accessed them a motorize irrigation pump (after they contribute 30% of the price of the pump) and vegetable seeds (tomato, onion, pepper, and cabbage). The group excavated a hand-dug well, digging a stony land, to a depth of 3 m as a source of irrigation water for their 1 hectare to cover with the mentioned vegetables. Since, the watershed is 38 km from the district (Ejersa Goro), where the dwellers buy vegetable for consumption, the group didn’t face a market problem of their produce. Especially, government workers living their (such as teachers, development workers, health extension workers) and other community members are buying what group harvest. Accoringly, in 2017 in the last three months; they are able to sale their produce from cabbage, onion, tomato and pepper for net income of 25,100 Et birr excluding their consumption; they do have also more un-harvested (on the ground) onion and tomato; from which they expect to get more income as members said. Beyond, the source of income as they mentioned their eating habit is also changed they commenced to include vegetable which is a source of vitamin and mineral.
The drydev in collaboration with the woreda micro & small enterprise office and livestock and fishery development office with a Birr 12,000.00, which they got from their vegetable sale and continued to invest on beekeeping intervention by their own as an additional business. In the same watershed, in collaboration with the woreda livestock and fishery agency they constructed bee hive shade and transitional beehives.