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Mainstreaming SLM in Rangeland Areas of Ngamiland District Productive Landscapes for Improved livelihoods


Titre : Mainstreaming SLM in Rangeland Areas of Ngamiland District Productive Landscapes for Improved livelihoods

To build institutions, policies & markets for mainstreaming SLM in managing rangelands in Ngamiland, Botswana

Pays : Botswana

Approuvé le : 2012-02-29

Organisme d’exécution : Depts of Forestry & Range Resources, Environmental Affairs, Animal Production & Crop Production, Botswana Meat Commission

GEF Agency : United Nations Development Programme

Expected Outputs
Technologies and skills for adoption SLM in range management, including stocking rates :
1.1 Rangeland stocking/carrying capacity guidelines/plans formulated and being used to influence decisions on livestock management, including sales ; these will be informed by up-todate knowledge on range conditions, appropriate stocking capacities and effects of the changing climate on bush encorachment and invasive species ;
1.2 A bush control program provides financial incentives for controlled bush clearance by harvesting bush in invaded savannah areas for the production of charcoal, woodfuel and other woodlands products) in overgrazed bush infested rangelands ; a safeguards system ensures that bush products are sourced from bush invaded savannahs/ grasslands and not forests and that the use of the bush does not cause a net increase in emissions.
1.3 Effective use of fire as a savannah vegetation management tool reduces uncontrolled fires, improve quality of grazing and increase rangeland carrying capacity ;
1.4 Targetted rehabilitation of particularly degraded areas, use of live fences around homesteads and gardens, and, establishment of riparian buffer strips contribute to higher tree cover, reduced soil erosion, increased rainfall infiltration and enhanced nutrient cycling.
1.5 Local level M&E system with pragmatic indicators (integrating local and traditional knowledge) being used for long-term ecological monitoring of range condition and productivity.

Land governances :
2.1 A permanent multi-stakeholder SLM forum facilitating a dialogue on SLM, harmonization of production sector policies, providing a mechanisms for SLM issues to influence important policies (such as the developing beef market policy) ;
2.2 Institutional set up at the Ngamiland level provides the land boards with the legal mandate and capacity to enforce the provisions of the Tribal Grazing Land Policy) ;
2.3 A Ngamiland Sustainable Livestock Producers Network established and with the Ngamiland district authorities monitors compliance with SLM, enabling farmers to obtain market benefits (price premiums and market access) ;
2.4 The meat processing plant in Ngamiland increases quantity and variety of locally processed meat products, allowing higher sales of livestock products and offtake ;
2.5 Product placement in local and regional supermarket chains – increasing demand for Ngamiland meat products, and providing incentives for SLM in livestock farming ;
2.6 Agreements/and or contracts in place between purchasers and livestock farmers and producers of non-livestock products regarding the sourcing of products (linking sourcing to SLM) leading to higher household incomes

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 3,181,800 USD
Cofinancing Total : 16,000,000 USD
Project Cost : 19,181,800 USD

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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