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Sustainable Land Management For Mitigating Land Degradation And Increasing Agricultural Production And Reducing Poverty In The Dorimon Traditional Area (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : Sustainable Land Management For Mitigating Land Degradation And Increasing Agricultural Production And Reducing Poverty In The Dorimon Traditional Area (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

N° projet  : GHA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/LD/07/04/021

Durée : Start Date : 7/2013 End Date : 12/2014

Contexte
The lands in the Dorimon traditional area are being degraded at an alarming rate. The degradation is caused by unsustainable farming practices, wild fires, felling of trees for use as fuel wood and for making charcoal and overgrazing by cattle. The issue of overgrazing by cattle and more particularly the influx of cattle brought in by Fulani herdsmen from nearby Burkina Faso has also compounded the problem of overgrazing making it difficult for the soils in the area to regenerate so as to regain its lost nutrients. The situation has resulted in flooding and erosion of farm lands during the rainy season, thereby silting water bodies and making the soil infertile.

Objectifs
The main objective is to build the capacity of the local community to reverse land degradation and to adopt sustainable land management that will improve food security and reduce poverty, thereby enhancing sustainable environment and improved livelihoods
The Specific Objectives :
(1). To build and sustain capacities of farmers to identify innovative strategies, opportunities and approaches that will create incentives for farmers to increase investment in sustainable land management through market access and trade.
(2). To assist communities to restore degraded lands through integrated water and soil management, agro forestry, woodlot establishment, fodder banks, wildfire management, natural regeneration and enrichment planting. _ (3). To promote and support farmers in alternative livelihood enterprises and providing market access to products

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 25,100.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 6,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 30,000.00

Bénéficiaires  : SUNGMAALE INTEGRATED HERBALISTS ASSOCIATION

GEF Small Grants Programme

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