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2013

Building Local capacities and incentives for increased community investment in sustainable woodland management within the degraded areas of the White Volta Ecosystem in the North Gonja (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : Building Local capacities and incentives for increased community investment in sustainable woodland management within the degraded areas of the White Volta Ecosystem in the North Gonja (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

N° projet  : GHA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/LD/09/04/033

Durée : Start Date : 9/2013 End Date : 5/2015

Contexte
The North Gonja district is part of the dryland areas and one of the seriously affected desertification-prone areas of savannah region. The area is in the Guinea Savannah agro-ecological zones with mono modal rainfall pattern. Rainfall amount varies from 645 mm to 1,250 mm per annum with a mean of 1,250 mm. A long dry period of more than 5 months follows with little agricultural activity and limited income during the period. The vegetation consists, typically, of a ground cover of grasses of varying heights interspersed with fire resistant, deciduous, broad-leaved trees at the forest margins along the river Banks. This grade into a more open grassland with widely spaced shorter trees towards the north.

Objectifs
The main objective of this project is to develop community capacities and enhance their opportunities to invest in sustainable land management, livelihood development, improved market access and trade as a way of ensuring poverty reduction to combat desertification in the North Gonja District.
The specific objectives of the project are :
* To develop and sustain the capacities of five rural communities to identify innovative strategies, procedures and opportunities to create incentives for increasing community investment in sustainable land management through reforestation
* To assist rural communities to restore degraded lands through integrated water and soil management, community based forest woodlot/agro-forestry, wildfires management, natural regeneration establishment and enrichment planting using shea trees.
* To support sustainable livelihood enterprise development as compensation for the provision of ecosystem goods and services through the processing natural resources to enhance sustainable land management

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 21,500.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 11,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 13,000.00

Bénéficiaire  : Savannah Cooperative Tree Plantation Society

GEF Small Grants Programme

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