Ambae Soil Erosion Control Feasibility Study
Ambae Soil Erosion Control Feasibility Study
The islands of Vanuatu are young steep volcanic islands with fertile soft ash soil that are vulnerable to tropical leaching and nutrient loss. The Ambae Island with a high population pressure result slopes and steep terrain are cultivated for susbsistence gardening. The slopes are subjects to high rainfall and valuable soil have reported to have lost by erosion that may affee ct the ability of the future generation to grow their own food reducig food security on Ambae.
And poor planned raod construction in the high terrain are in poor conditions due to their surfaces of poorly compact volcanic ash soil. Poor roads limits people access to services and goods in particular the women who find it hard to access market areas to sell their goods.
The project to conduct feasilbility study on the soil erosion problem on Ambae through field assessment of the affected areas and through consultation with the local community members to detailed the problems and impactson livelihood of the people. Information gathered will be collated for a full project to address the problems
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Project Snapshot

Farm Support Association
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,300.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness raising on soil ersion control in the local community. Project development will be a trial for good practices and lesson learnt will be shared for replication towards sustainable land managment in Vanuatu, the region and global.
Notable Community Participation
Expert will be involve to travel to project site and hold discussion d with local Community landowners, women and other stakholders to assess the level on concern and their desire for change. And raise awareness on past experiences on soil erosion controls.
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Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 15

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
678 26034
678 26034
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia


SGP-Vanuatu, UN Joint Presence Office,Rue Mercet, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 4th Level
PORT VILA, South West Pacific, PMB 9096