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YWCA- Lesotho Aloe Plantation Project (LAPP)


Titre : YWCA- Lesotho Aloe Plantation Project (LAPP)

Pays : Lesotho

Numéro projet : LSO/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/2009/09

Domaine : Multifocal Area

Durée : 2009/2012

Bénéficiaires : Young Women Christian Association

The overall objective of the project is to enhance availability of raw material for production of aloe cosmetics through plantation of Aloe americana in degraded areas of Makhalaneng. As the aloe cosmetics market grows, the availability of the good quality aloe plant diminishes hence a challenge to curb the situation by having aloe plantations in the country. The targeted aloe is Agave American which is classified as an alien invasive species in Lesotho yet it has proved to be of economic importance particularly in the production of household Vaseline and as animal feed during severe drought periods. The plant is also used for land rehabilitation in severely degraded areas as it can withstand very dry conditions.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 29,795.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 29,897.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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