Community based Sustainable Farming and Agroforesty
Community based Sustainable Farming and Agroforesty
The Vanuatu islands formed a total land mass of 12,336 square km provided for 80% of the Vanuatu population for subsistence lifestyle for their daily livelihood. With a rapid increasing human Population on small island, arable land are becoming limited for farming as on the island Pentecost. Faced with limited land land space for use for farming, the steep marginal land in difficult access are increasingly cultivated and the practice is now becoming a detriment to the environment. there is significance of soil erosion on the island and local farmers claimed reduction of their agricultural productivity.

Accessibility difficulty in food gathering within remote farming locality is another contribution to low food and economic productivity on Pentecost. This had affected local households.

The project implemented by the local CBO, Huhugaituvgwa to introduce sustainable farming techniques to improve land restoration to improve forest and agricultural productivty and hence step up economic activities to improve livelihood in Pentecost.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
HUHU GAITUVWA ASSOCIATION
Country:
Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 42,553.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,702.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,276.00
Project Number:
VUT/SGP/OP5/Yr1/CORE/LD/11/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Fiancial managment trainings will be introduce to farmers to help them in the extension works of the project intervention.
Notable Community Participation
The project address a local environmental problem as a result of human population subsistence agricultural activties pressure on land result loss of land productivity, to improper land land use. The loss of forest contribute to loss of land productivity had impacted the local community livelihood and notably the food security on Pentecost.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 60

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
Phone:
678 26034
Fax:
678 26034
Email:
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia
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Address

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