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2015

Reversing land degradation through holistic land management for livelihood enhancement (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe

Titre : Reversing land degradation through holistic land management for livelihood enhancement (Zimbabwe)

Pays : Zimbabwe

Numéro projet : ZIM/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/LD/15/20

Domaine : Land Degradation

Durée : 7/2015 - 8/2017

Bénéficiaire : Masvingo Community Based HIV/AIDS and Vulnerable Children Organization

Présentation
The project resulted in technology transfer and adoption of conservation farming and gully reclamation technology which has significantly increased the productivity of project participants in the 32 villages of wards 13 and 17. There is an overall improvement in household food security and income status, while bolstering their resilience to climatic changes and preserving natural resources. Conservation agriculture increased crop productivity and households produced their required yields on smaller areas, using fewer resources, such as land, labour and inputs. Planned grazing, planting of trees and grass improved the vegetative cover and reduced soil erosion, gully formation and siltation of rivers.
The project was implemented in wards 13 and 17 targeting 32 villages with an estimated population of 5278. The activities were implemented and the notable achievements include ; 1) 8 awareness meetings at district and 24 at community level with at least 1760 project beneficiaries trained. 2) Reclamation of 24 gullies and protection of degraded land through fencing 3) Practice rotational grazing 4) 2 commemorations of the World Environmental day 5) 2 exhibitions were conducted with communities show casing their mats, tree seedlings and produce from conservation agriculture 6) 52 400 indigenous trees, 20 400 banana trees have been planted in reclaimed areas. 7) 15 check dams were constructed in the gullies. 8) 86 fireguards have been made by communities around their gardens, homesteads, nurseries and the reclaimed areas. 9) 510 hectares have been put under conservation agriculture.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 38,275.97
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 53,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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