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2006

Capacity Building and Development of a Land Use Management Plan for Mopipi/Mokoboxane Community Rangeland Resource Use Area (Botswana)

Botswana

Titre : Capacity Building and Development of a Land Use Management Plan for Mopipi/Mokoboxane Community Rangeland Resource Use Area (Botswana)

Pays : Botswana

Numéro projet : BOT/05/14

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 2006/2008

Bénéficiaires : Mokopi Conservation Trust

Présentation
The project aims at producing a land use and rangeland resource management plans that will guide the process of developing community based management systems. It is critical that community based sustainable range management and/or land use systems be developed and this could be achieved by empowering the resource users (communities) to control and manage the resources. This will assist the community to rehabilitate their degraded rangelands and diversify livelihood options. Alternative livelihoods will be exploited with activities to improve livestock production and marketing, and community based tourism.
The project will conserve and rehabilitate globally significant biodiversity in three Boteti dry land areas through preventing land degradation and developing sustainable management systems. Indigenous vegetation and the biodiversity of the semi arid zone are of global significance because the plants are animals are adapted to the harsh environment.
The project proponents will benefit from rehabilitated lands and sustainable management systems. The project will develop and pilot models that can be replicated in other communal rangeland areas. The rangelands are important as they are endowed with veld products which sustain rural livelihoods and could be developed and marketed to diversify the economic base.

Caractéristiques et résultats
1)The objectives of the agreement were largely met. The Mokopi Conservation trust Land use and range resources management plan has been successfuly developed and finally approved by the District Land Use Planning Unit, Technical Advisory Committee. (tac) and other stake holders. In addition the community received training in a number of areas including ; leadership, and roles and responsibilities of elected community representatives, natural resource management , and basic book keeping.
2) The most significant immediate benefit to the community of Mokopi Conservation Trust is in the area of training. The training received would not only serve to enhance the community capacity to rehabilitate their degraded rangeland but also provide important live skills, such as business management. The training was received mostly by the youth who are still energetic and need such skills most.
3) The long term benefits of the projects would be an improvement in the standard of living of the communities by demostrating and adopting appropriate natural resource management systems.This would be made possible by the developed land use and range resource management plans which have been developed through funding from GEF. The end results fro community`s rangeland rehabilitation lands and suistainable management systems would improved standards of living.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 42,729.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 20,909.10
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 10,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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