Improving rural livelihoods through market access and sustainable development for crafts in East, West Hanahai and Kacgae
Improving rural livelihoods through market access and sustainable development for crafts in East, West Hanahai and Kacgae
The project seeks to establish sustainable high value market linkages for the crafts through the establishment of a Craft Producers Association covering the three communities of East, West Hanahai and Kacgae, whose main task would be to source for and engage with high value market institutions for the crafts. Complimentary to craft production, the project will seek to support conservation of craft raw material resources and promote development and implementation of natural resource management plans. In each settlement, a craft shop shall be set up to consolidate bulk and market the crafts. A craft shop will be set up in Ghanzi town to target the tourist market and urban customers. The marketing association will be trained on business development services covering marketing principles pricing and sales management. Craft producers will be trained in quality control for product standardization and natural resource management for raw material sustainability
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Permaculture Trust of Botswana - Ghanzi Branch
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Operational Phase:
Phase 4
Grant Amount:
US$ 41,112.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 63,618.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 25,541.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP4/CORE/08/19
Start Date:
12/2008
End Date:
12/2010
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
A livelihood is said to be sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base (DFID 2001). The project will ensure that there is a balance in the management of natural resources (tree species and wildlife) critical in craft production, through development and implementation of natural resource management plans, while maintaining income levels for vulnerable households through high value market linkages for the crafts. The major outcome and impact of this project will be the increase in small scale farmers’ real income from craft products as well as business development and marketing skills to engage in other activities. Vulnerable households involved in crafts will have viable and enduring relationships with the private sector partners and linkages with the markets, and hence derive sustainable livelihoods. The income realised from crafts sales will contribute to covering food deficit gaps when granaries run dry as well as diversifying nutrition sources. This development will result in new job opportunities and skills acquisition by the grantees, ensuring sustainable livelihoods for them
Planning non gef grant
Because craft shops were not completed due to the shortfall in our budget amounting to P43, 156.20 which was caused by the fluctuation of exchange rates, we do have plans to scale up through non- GEF grants.
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Grantee Contact

Ms Magret Mpati
Phone: +267 6597619
Fax: +267 6597742
Email: magretmapati@yahoo.com
 

Address

P/Bag 005 Ghanzi Botswana
Ghanzi , 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