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2016

Reducing biodiversity loss and mitigating climate change impacts for resilient ecosystems and sustainable livelihoods in Musavezi River catchment (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe

Titre : Reducing biodiversity loss and mitigating climate change impacts for resilient ecosystems and sustainable livelihoods in Musavezi River catchment (Zimbabwe)

Pays : Zimbabwe

Numéro projet : ZIM/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/BD/16/04

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : Start Date : 11/2016 End Date : 12/2018

Bénéficiaire : Shurugwi Organic Farmers Association

Présentation
Musavezi River stretched approximately 16 kilometres across Mfiri ward 5 and it provide critical life support to the ecosystem including human beings and livestock during dry period. The source of the river is in ward 6 (Zvamatenga), about 10 kilometers outside the northern boundary of Mfiri ward. The project activities seek to rehabilitate and protect an average of 130 square kilometers of the Mfiri ward 5 catchment area of Musavezi River. Key activities threatening the conservation of biological diversity in Musavezi River catchment in Mfiri ward include cutting down of trees for fencing individual gardens that are nucleated along the stream banks of the river. Deforestation as a result of firewood collection, overgrazing, brick molding, invasive species (lantana camara), poor agricultural practices and veldt fires incidences are contributing to the bareness of land cover which was estimated at 70 percent by the baseline survey.
The proposed project demonstration will be implemented in Kuchicha village with a total of 50 beneficiary households. Mfiri ward 5 as a whole with a total population of 3286 (1537 males and 1749 females will benefit from catchment conservation interventions including awareness campaigns to end veldt fires and deforestation. The project seeks to reduce biodiversity loss through afforestation of the degraded areas, introduction of 80 energy saving stoves to reduce the amount of firewood use per household from 25 kilograms to 10 kilograms per day and beekeeping activities. An integrated 3hacter organic and agro forestry garden will be established to reduce continuous siltation of Musavezi River. This demonstration agro ecological plot will promote good land use planning techniques, climate change mitigation, small livestock integration with organic crop production, fruit orchard and tree nurseries to promote the conservation of forestry resources. The demonstration plot will introduce sustainable water conservation through drilling and installation of a solar powered borehole for irrigation and clean domestic water supply to the village. Market linkages and value addition of small livestock and vegetable products from agro ecological demonstration plots will improve the livelihoods of 42 women and 8 men participating in the project through increasing their food production, nutrition and income opportunities.

Financement
Grant Amount : GEF (SGP) : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 9,327.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 38,897.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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