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Empowering Effective Civil Society Participation in the Implementation of the Makgadikgadi Framework Management Plan (Botswana)

Botswana

Titre : Empowering Effective Civil Society Participation in the Implementation of the Makgadikgadi Framework Management Plan (Botswana)

Pays : Botswana

N° projet  : BOT/SGP/OP5/STAR/LD/14/02

Durée : Start Date : 6/2014 End Date : 6/2017

Résumé du projet
Despite the importance of livestock and wildlife-based tourism (both of which rely on a healthy savannah) to the MFMP economy, the integrity of the savannah ecosystem has been declining over several decades. This is having an impact on the ability of the savannah to continue supplying agro-ecosystem goods and services for sustaining the livelihoods in the MFMP, and Botswana. As stated in the National Action Program (2006), range degradation is mostly due to depletion of palatable grass species and in some cases severe soil erosion due to poor vegetative cover. In the MFMP (and much of Botswana), the root causes of range degradation are the overstocking and overgrazing of livestock, and over-harvesting of natural resources. In the MFMP, agricultural income is complemented by the collection of veld products (e.g. thatching grass, wild fruits, medicinal plants etc.), basket-making, fishing and community-based tourism. However, some of these livelihood activities are contributing to ecosystem degradation due to the fact that they are being undertaken without due consideration for sustainability. This result in reduced livelihood options for the rural populace who depend on rangeland resources, and there is therefore a need for those actions that assist with (i) directly mitigating rangeland degradation ; (ii) diversifying the economic opportunities of communities that rely on rangelands, and (iii) support to awareness-raising, decision-making and land-use planning, so that rangeland degradation is also addressed at the systemic level.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 150,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 25,641.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 75,758.00

Bénéficiaire  : BirdLife Botswana

GEF Small Grants Programme

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