Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → ONG/NGO Coopération décentralisée → Ghana → INTEGRATED AGROFORESTRY INITIATIVES FOR THE RESTORATION OF DEGRADED LANDS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN KONJIAHI TRADITIONAL AREA (Ghana)

2006

INTEGRATED AGROFORESTRY INITIATIVES FOR THE RESTORATION OF DEGRADED LANDS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN KONJIAHI TRADITIONAL AREA (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : INTEGRATED AGROFORESTRY INITIATIVES FOR THE RESTORATION OF DEGRADED LANDS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN KONJIAHI TRADITIONAL AREA (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

N° projet  : GHA/OP3/Y2/06/099

Durée : Start Date : 7/2006 End Date : 6/2008

Contexte
The Konjiahi community is located within the dry semi-arid parts of the Nadowli District Assembly of the Upper-West. Region. The land, which is the main subsistence to the majority peasant farmers and support for natural resource, is seriously degraded. The degradation satiation is attributed to the combined effect of annual retail wildfires and unsustainable land uses. This has resulted in poor crop yield, food insecurity, household poverty, gender inequality, seasonal migration of the youth, salting of water bodies and general loss of biodiversity.
In the past a bulk of the population of the Konjiahi community and its environs relied on the blossoming natural recourses in sustainable manner. However, vegetation, which is the pivot on which biodiversity revolves, is being lost to bad environmental practices, with wildfires at the top of the list. This problem needs immediate action to safeguard the situation for posterity. The situation is farther worsened by the fact that most of the youth migrate to the southern parts of the country annually due to poor soils at home. To forestall this challenge, the Integrated Agro-Forestry Initiative was born with the goal to conserve biodiversity and restored degraded land through agro forestry, improves soil fertility for the socio-economic well being of the people.

Résumé du projet
The main objective of the project is to promote biodiversity conservation and restore degraded lands through community agroforestry practices, improved soil fertility technologies for the socio-economic well being of the people.
The specific objectives of the project are : • To organize and develop the capacities of women in Konjiahi and the adjourning communities in soil and water conservation technologies, wildfire management, and tree planting on sustainable basis. • To conserve biodiversity of the community land through the establishment of community forest and sustainable management of the existing sacred groves. • To create community woodlots and fodder banks. • To promote alternative livelihood activities

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 20,800.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 18,100.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 26,500.00

Bénéficiaires  : Konjiahi Help-Women Ghana

GEF Small Grants Programme

Page publiée le 25 octobre 2014, mise à jour le 16 avril 2018