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Community Based Rehabilitation of degraded land & Conservation of biodiversity in Era watershed


Titre : Community Based Rehabilitation of degraded land & Conservation of biodiversity in Era watershed

Pays : Eritrea

Numéro projet : ERI/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/LD/2016/02

Domaine : Biodiversity Land Degradation

Durée : 5/2017 — 4/2019

Bénéficiaire : Era Kebabi Administration

Due to the sloppy nature and low vegetation cover of the project area in Era Administrative area, soil erosion is a critical problem and as a result farming land is eroded and infertile. The major causes of the problem are human induced activities of deforestation to expand farmland, selling of forest products to subsidize household income and limited efforts to regenerate/plant trees while cutting for many other purposes. The other pressing issue is that the huge soil being transported from the hills, farmlands and grazing lands is being deposited into the nearest destination of ponds and micro-dams. This has been a continuous process which its rate is very high during rainy season (June to early September) This project, Combating Land Degradation and Conservation of Biodiversity in the landscape of Era is envisaged to address both land degradation and biodiversity conservation problems to improve the livelihood of the Era farming community. This is a two-year project targeting a total population of Era 1031 or 231 households The planning process was done in a consultative process and closer participation with target communities’ representatives and local government authorities. Baseline data on the situation of the projects areas have also been collected and compiled. Hence, the activities identified are based on the prevailing problems, recommendations and demands of the communities identified in the landscape. The communities on ground mobilized by Era Kebabi Administration will take lead in the rehabilitation of the degraded land, boosting biodiversity conservation through the formation of 40 ha of enclosure and improving soil fertility through various organic measures by forming their own environmental vanguards in the form of groups, who will eventually form CBOs. The major components of the project are building the capacities of the communities, making physical soil and water conservation works, afforestation measures and addressing livelihood options for the communities. The project needs a financial contribution of USD 50,000 or Nakfa 750,000 from GEF- SGP. In kind contribution of labor, SWC equipment by Communities, the grantee of Era Kebabi Administration, the local government, and Branch Ministries (in terms of technical backstopping and administrative support) amounts to USD 50,000 or Nakfa 750,000. The overall responsibility and the actual implementation will be the sole responsibility of the grantee, the Era Kebabi Administration and National Union of Eritrean Women as an intermediary NGO for the project.

Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 50,000.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 60,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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