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Promoting Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Healthy Communities and Revitalized Production and Consumption of Traditional Medicinal plants and Health Foods in Chipinge District (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe

Promoting Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Healthy Communities and Revitalized Production and Consumption of Traditional Medicinal plants and Health Foods in Chipinge District (Zimbabwe)

Pays : Zimbabwe

Numéro projet : ZIM/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/2009/11

Domaine : Biodiversity Land Degradation

Durée : 1/2010 - 12/2012

Bénéficiaire : Traditional Health Food Trust

Présentation
PROBLEM : Climate changes manifesting in increased frequency of droughts and floods in the area over the past 10 years, threatens to exacerbate biodiversity loss of indigenous medicinal plants and health foods further, so does population growth, agricultural mismanagement, veld fires and poverty which are causing people to exert increased pressure on marginal lands. Globalization has resulted in a painful neglect of valuable indigenous plant and traditional health foods like millet, rapoko, nyeve, black jack, mushrooms, and honey that have great potential to boost nutritional levels and the body’s immune system at very insignificant costs. The target area, ward 16 (Mwacheta) is defined by these challenges and hence the great concern by Traditional Health Foods Trust to arrest biodiversity loss in the ward by protecting the vulnerable plant species and their ecosystems on which they depend.
PROJECT GOAL : Promoting Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Healthy Communities and Revitalized Production and Consumption of Traditional Medicinal plants and Health Foods in Chipinge District
PROJECT OBJECTIVES :
1. To ensure that appropriate mechanisms for improving and guaranteeing equity in access to, and benefits from medicinal plant resources are put in place
2. To raise public awareness and develop an inventory on traditional medicinal plants and health foods
3. To propagate and promote the conservation, sustainable use and cultivation of endangered medicinal plants and health foods through the establishment of a gene bank and ensure food security through practice of sustainable agriculture
4. To strengthen livelihoods and maintain natural habitat and biodiversity through apiculture activities.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 26,924.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 36,300.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 34,400.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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