Investing in Climate-smart Agroforestry for Integrated Food?Energy Production.
Investing in Climate-smart Agroforestry for Integrated Food?Energy Production.
The project aims at aim promoting a coordinated climate-smart agricultural landscape restoration through practical demonstration plot for agricultural production, climate adaptation and mitigation, as well as support to women for vegetable and animal production for sustainable environmental management. To achieve this, specific objectives include:
? Increase environmental awareness and education to reduce risks environmental degradation due to intensive agricultural productivity and livelihood losses from erratic and harsh climatic conditions.
? Reduce the vulnerability of women and youths to environmental problems;
? Build and strengthen community capacity to sustainable utilize production landscape with improve yield.

Mechanisms for achieving the climate-smart landscapes objectives will include multi-stakeholder planning processes: Supportive governance systems including resource tenure; Demonstration plots as farmer field schools for knowledge and skill transfer; Promote gender inclusiveness; Conduct participatory monitoring and evaluation systems that account for a variety of impacts at a landscape scale; Strengthen the capacity and support community groups to mainstream environment issues in their livelihood patterns; Support resource planning and participation in land use education and communications strategy; Environmental promotion targeting households and schools; Community theatre/radio discussions; Establish Nature Clubs in schools; Facilitate radio/TV discussion programmes (SGP Talk); Conduct training workshops.

The livelihood patterns of rural women and youths in the Biriwa Chiefdom is contributing to environmental issues to an extent of threatening the very livelihood and entrenching poverty. This is ascribed to the limited knowledge of climate induce vulnerability of farmers, poor technical capacity of individuals, inadequate financial resources, low political will, pass? technologies, weak coordination and incoherence. To reduce such unsustainable land use among rural women and youths, this project will seek to improve natural resource management practices and protect the environment.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
WOMEN AND YOUTH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
Country:
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP6 -Y4 (Jul 18 - Jun 19)
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,250.00
Project Number:
SLE/SGP/OP6/Y4/STAR/LD/29/08/2018/49
Start Date:
10/2018
End Date:
9/2019
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
From the design and planning of this project, women?s participation relative to men and the challenges they experience have been examined. It is expected that the degree of women?s involvement relative to men in practices such as weeding, transplanting and watering is high in terms of proportion of female-headed households participating. Since women dominate the production and processing of indigenous fruits, the project will target women?s associations, facilitate women to form and strengthen groups, provide women with seeds to improve productivity and marketing of products considered to be in women?s domain, and improve women?s access to information.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
In the process of implementing the project, some personnel, financial or material contributions will be required from the community as own-contribution. Community participation will include contribute of hectares of the land were the agro forestry demonstration plots will be established to help them train farmers on best agronomic practices. The training will help them to increase production and household income. The proceeds from the plantation will improve the livelihood of the community. The women will generate income from the sale of their vegetables and animals.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 3
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 750
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 150
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in land degradation focal area 4
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 1500

Grantee Contact

Mr. Simah Bangura
Phone: +23278758342
Email: womensolidarityM@gmail.com
 

Address

Kamabia Youth Complex , Kamabia
Kamabia , Northern Region , +232

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
Phone:
+232 76 789 985
Email:

Address

UNDP SIERRA LEONE, UN COMPLEX, FOURAH BAY CLOSE, WILBERFORCE
FREETOWN, WESTERN AREA, 23222