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2014

Combating Desertification through Planting of Indigenous Economic Tree Species to Cushion/Ameliorate Effects of Climate Change In Yelmatu and Dadin Kowa Communities, Yelmatu Deba LGA, Gombe State, Nigeria

Nigeria

Titre : Combating Desertification through Planting of Indigenous Economic Tree Species to Cushion/Ameliorate Effects of Climate Change In Yelmatu and Dadin Kowa Communities, Yelmatu Deba LGA, Gombe State, Nigeria

Pays : Nigeria

N° projet  : NGA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/13/32

Durée : Start Date : 6/2014 End Date : 5/2016

Résumé du projet
Yelmatu and Dadin Kowa Communities, YelmatuDeba LGA, Gombe State, Nigeria are primarily agrarian communities (engaged in arable cropping, fishing, trading in charcoal, and hunting among others) for subsistence. The population size of the two communities is approximately 5,000. The major environmental challenge faced by the communities is deforestation and its attendant consequences, one of which is desertification and climate change. The indiscriminate tree felling for firewood, charcoal production, and lumbering are phenomena and have given rise to deforestation. The communities have had scanty vegetation of tree species of economic and medicinal values. The planting of economic trees will ameliorate the harsh weather conditions and reduced pressures on the forest as a result of the alternative use of fuel wood. The two communities have made available 10 hectares (5 hectares each) of degraded land for afforestation purposes ; this is part of their co-financing to ensure ownership and pave way to sustainability. Project activities will include planting of fast growing indigenous and economic tree species such as Anacardium occidentale ; Mangifera indica ; Citrus spp ; Moringa oleifera ; Vitaleria paradoxum ; Phoenix dactylifera ; Psidium guajava ; Parkia biglobosa, Acacia senegal etc to cushion the harsh weather conditions.[ii]. Sensitization workshops and intensive awareness creation for 1,250 youth, women tree fellers and firewood sellers on the dangerous effect(s) of deforestation and capacity building on alternative use to fuel wood for 150 rural women, [iii] disseminate information through distribution of IEC materials to members of the communities. [iv] Training on alternative income generation activities such as,“soap making” etc.

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 31,100.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 61,150.00

Bénéficiaire  : Redox Carisa Development Initiative

GEF Small Grants Programme

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