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Supporting local communities to invest in sustainable land management, biodiversity conservation and enhancing the traditional health practices in the Chasie traditional area (Ghana)

Ghana

Titre : Supporting local communities to invest in sustainable land management, biodiversity conservation and enhancing the traditional health practices in the Chasie traditional area (Ghana)

Pays : Ghana

Numéro projet : GHA/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/LD/06/11/040

Domaine : Biodiversity Land Degradation

Durée : 12/2014 – 10/2016

Bénéficiaire : Chasie Healers Association

Présentation
Land degradation manifests itself by soil erosion, water scarcity, reduced agricultural productivity and decreased nutritional value of food crops has been on the increase in the River Kolkpon Basin. Land degradation and drought are causing severe hardship for many people who directly depend upon the natural resources for survival. Women and children, in particular, bear the greatest burden in times of drought. Women are responsible for hauling water and firewood for the household, and desertification can add hours to labour on an already fully charged workday. During food scarcity, the health of women and children are also at greater risk.
The high incidence of bushfires and alarming rate of tree felling for fuel-wood and charcoal production has contributed to deforestation of large tracts of land. The deforestation process has changed the water-holding capacity of the soil and the percolation needed to recharge groundwater aquifers. It also increases surface evaporation, resulting in a loss of moisture into the atmosphere. Denuded soils are more vulnerable to erosion leading to loss of arable agricultural farmlands and increased siltation.

Objectifs
The main objective of this project is to develop community capacities and enhance their opportunities to invest in sustainable land management, biodiversity conservation and livelihood development.
The specific objectives of the project are : - To develop and sustain the capacities of three rural communities to identify innovative strategies, procedures and opportunities to create incentives for increasing community investment in sustainable land management including integrated water and soil management,. - To assist rural communities to restore degraded lands through creation of community reserve management area (CREMA) and community based forest woodlot/agro-forestry, wildfires management, natural regeneration establishment and enrichment planting. - 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 (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 7,100.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 18,400.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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