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Promoting the sustainable utilisation of veld products (Botswana)


Titre : Promoting the sustainable utilisation of veld products (Botswana)

Pays : Botswana

Numéro projet : BOT/98/G52/00/01

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 1/2000 — 12/2002

Bénéficiaire : Veld Products Research and Development

In rural areas of Botswana there are two needs facing the people living there. Firstly there is the need to generate food ana household security, and secondly the need to combat the increasing environmental degradation around villages and settlements.
This project seeks to promote veld products for income and food security. The utilization and management of indigenous fruit tress, plants and other natural resources (veld products) has the potential for significant contributions to the economic and environmental development of Botswana and the Southern Africa region. Veld Products Research and Development (VPR&D) is working in partnership with communities to generate economic benefits such as income and food security. Environmental protection and conservation are natural outcomes of managing natural resources, particularly those with economic benefits.
This project offers ways to realize the potential of these resources and maximize the economic and environmental benefits for people in Botswana and the region. The project will promote sustainable use of veld products through information dissemination (on ecology of veld products and sustainable harvesting methods), adding value to products and marketing.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme)  : US$ 40,067.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 18,537.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 58,645.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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