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2008

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF JATROPHA PLANTATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL ENERGY SUPPLY AND LAND MANAGEMENT IN THE DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES OF THE NADOWLI DISTRICT (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF JATROPHA PLANTATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL ENERGY SUPPLY AND LAND MANAGEMENT IN THE DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES OF THE NADOWLI DISTRICT (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

N° projet  : GHA/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE /2008/026

Durée : Start Date : 11/2008 End Date : 10/2010

Contexte
Land degradation is prominent with high densely population areas. The potential of overgrazing (and more ‘naked’ land) is high. Villages through which major and feeder roads pass have the displeasure of uncompensated use of gravel constructions. The region is generally semi-savanna, light undergrowth with scattered shrubs, and at some areas sahel - type of vegetation can be seen. Land degradation through gravel and sand winning is a subtle way of desertification in the name of development.

Résumé du projet
The project objective is to promote the cultivation of jatropha curcas in rural communities as a substitute for fossil fuel light industrial activities and for domestic lighting.
i. To assist women’s groups, schools and individuals farmers to plant jatropha curcas as living fences in ecologically sensitive areas to help control water erosion, re-vegetate degraded areas and prevent unwanted access to field by stray livestock and wind damage.
ii. To install jatropha extraction plant consisting of a corn grinding mill fitted with an 8 hp diesel engine, three stainless steel bridge presses, a jatropha seed sheller, a brick oven to produce jatropha oil for domestic industrial and commercial use.
iii. To promote the manufacture of local lanterns, pressure cooking stoves fueled by pure jatropha oil and production of local soap from the oil.
iv. To promote organic farming using residue from pressed jatropha cakes

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 3,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 25,000.00

Bénéficiaires  : Suntaa Nuntaa Rural Development Project

GEF Small Grants Programme

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