Environmental, Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Natural Resources in Zwenshambe
Environmental, Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Natural Resources in Zwenshambe
The project involves the rehabilitation of degraded land in the vicinity of Zwenshambe village in North East Botswana. In addition to the rehabilitation of degraded land, the project will embark on related income generating activities of community conservation education, bee keping, guinea fowl domestication, horticulture and pisciculture. These related activities will be employed to add value to the rehabilitated land and also to prepare the community for other planned conservation activities.

The issue of land degradation is severe in many parts of Botswana. In the village of Zwenshambe, degraded land is both environmentally unhealthy and unsightly and also presents real physical threat to the inhabitants as gullies cut off roads and expand towards homesteads. A total of approximately 12 hectares of land are earmarked for rehabilitation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Zwemishamba Communtiy Conservation Trust
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
Phase 4
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 33,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,108.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP4/CORE/08/02
Start Date:
5/2008
End Date:
5/2011
Status:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building will be in the form of education and training. The conservation education will aim at providing appropriate levels of understanding and appreciation of environmental management activities as would be relevant to modern-day existence. Education and training will be in the areas of horticulture, beekeeping, floriculture, fish farming and guinea fowl rearing. It will provide community members with knowledge and skills that will enable them to engage in these income generating activities. The project will also assis beneficiaries with infrastructural capacity for bee keeping, horticulture, floriculture, fish farming or guinea fowl rearing.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
In addition to the conservation education and training on land rehabilitation, a major component of the project will be five income generating activities geared towards providing sustainable livelihoods for the beneficiaries. These activities are horticulture, bee keeping, floriculture, fish farming and guinea fowl rearing.
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Grantee Contact

Mr John Charles Tibone
Phone: 72792179
 

Address

P O Box 50
Zwenshambe , SADC ,

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