Sustainable use of environmental resources enhanced

Description

Supporting and promoting community based natural resources management initiatives such as ecotourism. UNDP will strengthen local capacities and governance structures for community based natural resource management.

Accomplishments

Modern beekeeping materials/equipment (480 to bee hives, wax cream cups 2000, empty honey jars 800, bee suits 80, wellington boots 80, rubber gloves 80, smokers 8, wax sheets 120, plastic buckets 24, etc) were  procured and handed over to  2 beneficiary groups (100 people, 60% being women ) from Kombo North, and 6 beneficiary groups (300 people, 70% being women) from CRR/North.  For effective and efficient natural resource utilization, 92 people (31 female, 61 male) from CRR/N and Kombo North were trained in modern beekeeping techniques, including hive management, monitoring, honey extraction, processing, packaging, leveling and marketing of products. These contributed to environmental protection, climate mitigation, creation of green jobs, and creation of sustainable livelihoods and additional income generation.

300 meter Hippo barrier was constructed at identified exit points along rice fields in CRR. Communities were trained and acquired relevant skills in animal damage control techniques. The skills and techniques acquired helped them to address subsequent incidences of crop damage in the region. The support contributed to reduce incidents of hippo damage (from 6 cases to 3 cases per month), enhanced habitat and species protection and improved food security.

Three fish smoke houses with ovens were rehabilitated at Tanji, Gunjur and Sanyang. The improved structures benefitted 70 women from 2000 fisheries operators (fishermen, women processors – smokers and dryers - and traders), who will benefit indirectly in these localities. The intervention led to reduced post-harvest losses, high quality smoked fish products, improved sanitary conditions at processing sites and strengthened fish value chains.

Support was provided to TRY Oyster Women’s Association for the procurement of oyster processing equipment and the construction of 15 oyster smoke ovens at 15 sites with a concrete belt around each. For effective and efficient use of the Facility, about 700 women and youth association members were trained on oyster packaging and processing techniques and operation of the machine. The support led to reduced labour for women, improved sanitary conditions at processing and packaging sites, good quality oyster products, increased revenue and self-employment (green jobs).

Finances



The project is financed by UNDP and GEF at the cost of $1,170,000. In 2013, delivery stood at 96.47%.

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