Integrated Landscape Management at Yenangbrangsa, Samkhar, Trashigang
Integrated Landscape Management at Yenangbrangsa, Samkhar, Trashigang
Yenanbrangsa is a small and a faraway village in Samkhar gewog in Trashigang Dzongkhag. The village has 27 households and primarily dependent on livestock and agriculture farming for their livelihood. The primary crops grown are maize, mustard, barely, rice and potato and other few vegetables. The farmers here witness the issues of human wildlife conflict and they can barely consume what they grow as wild animals like monkeys and wild boars damage their crops.
In addition, their agriculture fields face the risk of loss due to its steep slope, there is constant occurrence of soil erosion and slides. Also, the community water sources are very poorly kept and managed thereby leading to contamination of drinking water supply, hence, hampering the health of people.
So the community-based organization, the CBO “Yenangbrangsa Watershed Management Group” carried out the project “Integrated landscape management at Yenangbrangsa” in partnership with GEF Small Grants Programme Bhutan. The projects aim to mitigate the human wildlife conflict through installation and management of solar fence; stabilization of agriculture fields through sustainable land management practices and technologies; and secure community water sources.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Yenangbrangsa Watershed Management Group
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 32,630.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 33,000.00
Project Number:
BHU/COMDEKS/2013/04
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
High Sustainability: Community was sensitized and advocated on know-how of solar fencing, community was actively involved in implementation of project and bylaws are placed.
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
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009752322424 (ext:330)
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Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001