Ex-situ conservation and enhancement of biodiversity for suistainable development in North East Botswana
Ex-situ conservation and enhancement of biodiversity for suistainable development in North East Botswana
This is a capacity building and sustainable livelihoods project in the North East, Francistown and Central Regions of Botswana. The intention is to enhance the capacity of the members of the Milidzani Cooperative in four main component areas, being infrastructure development, training and education, programme development for biodiversity monitoring. The project will address 24 members in all from 15 villages in the three regions.

All members of the cooperative are currently involved in the propagation of plants in their differnt localities. They are also involved in the ex-situ conservation of biodiversity, and the sale of plants they produce, as an attempt to provide a livelihood for themselves. However, this project becomes important because members, their advisors from Government Departments and NGOs have recognised that there is need for a more focused approach to their ex-situ conservation (deliberately indigenous species, for example), better quality of plant material (through training and better nursery structures) and a coordinated intervention in the areas of community education and biodiversity monitoring in their differnt localities.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Milidzani Forest Products and Ornamental Marketing Cooperative
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Operational Phase:
Phase 4
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 26,146.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 27,000.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP4/CORE/07/01/05
Start Date:
1/2008
End Date:
12/2009
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr Savious Booy Morapedi
Phone: +267 71426707
 

Address

P O Box 181, Ramokgwebana, Botswana
Ramokgwebana , SADC , +267

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
Phone:
+267 363-3767
Email:

Address

UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC