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2015

Piloting REDD+ Monitoring and Non-Wood Forest Product Value Chains to Mitigate Green House Gas Emissions in the Rural Communities of Bandafassi (Senegal)

Senegal

Titre : Piloting REDD+ Monitoring and Non-Wood Forest Product Value Chains to Mitigate Green House Gas Emissions in the Rural Communities of Bandafassi (Senegal)

Pays : Senegal

Date : Agreement Signed : 23 January 2015 Duration : 35 Months

Ref : NDF C62 B 8

Objectif
The objective of the project was to increase the capacity of rural people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate hazards by promoting processing of Non-Wood Forest Products as an alternative source of income for rainfed agriculture

Présentation
The project aimed to support local entrepreneurship and reduce deforestation by introducing Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) as an alternative for agricultural production as the main livelihood in the rural community of Bandafassi. The underlying objective was to limit the impact of degradation factors on Niokolo Koba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ensure the regulation of the flows of major rivers Niger, Senegal and Gambia. Bandafassi consists of 33 villages and 2,300 households.
The value chains of Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) such as honey, shea, tamarin and baobab were enhanced with improved methods of harvesting, processing, packaging and storing to secure better product quality. Women and youth formed the primary Economic Interest Groups (EIG) and they got necessary training for modern beekeeping practices and acting as entrepreneurs capable to connect with micro-credit funding and more lucrative markets in urban areas. To these ends three transformation units for NWFPs were built in the village. New technology such as firewood saving stoves and modern beehives reduce pressure on forest resources and reduce GHG emissions. Stoves were manufactured from local raw materials and beekeeping demonstration sets procured.
Finally, the project also piloted the REDD+ Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system and developed a bankable payments program for ecosystems services that, in addition to planed eco micro-credit, set up a sustainable way to financing the activities.

Partenaires
Nordic Partner : Arbonaut Ltd.
Local Partners : Agence Nationale des Ecovillages (ANEV), AGRO ECO Services, Centre National de Recherches Forestières (CNRF), Groupe d’Intérêt Economique GIE Wakilaaré I, Groupement de Promotion féminine (GPF) Foussatawu

Total Project Cost : EUR 858,568
NCF Financing : EUR 450,000

Nordic Development Fund

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