The ClimaEast Plus project: Introduction of sustainable pasture management practices in mountainous communities of Gegharkunik region
The ClimaEast Plus project: Introduction of sustainable pasture management practices in mountainous communities of Gegharkunik region
The project on introduction of sustainable pasture management practices in mountainous communities of Gegharkunik region aims to improve agroecosystem services under adverse impacts of climate change to sustain livelihoods of mountainous communities. In close collaboration and in compliment with the activities of UNDP/EU Clima East Pilot Project being “Sustainable management of pastures and forest in Armenia to demonstrate climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits and dividends for local communities”, the Clima East Plus will undertake activities for mobilization and capacity building of 6 communities of Gegharkunik region. In total 60 inhabitants of project communities (pasture users/farmers, community counsel and staff of local authorities) will gain knowledge and skills on pastures assessment and monitoring, design/adjust communal pastures management plans based on pastures monitoring results, rotational grazing plans as well as appropriate set of documents for implementation and control mechanisms of newly introduced Pasturelands Management System. Over 900 community members will raise awareness on global environmental problems and benefits of good practices for crop and livestock production that contribute to enhancement of multiple agroecosystem services. Specifically, in 6 target communities of Gegharkunik region integrated pasturelands management and sustainable use practices (including rotational grazing system) will be introduced, on the surface of 3,506 ha pasturelands land management practices will be improved, 3546 ha of lands (2706 ha of adjacent pastures, 800 ha of remote pastures and 40 ha of arable lands) will be saved from degradation; as a result of improved infrastructures (construction of 3 covered milking parlors and 3 milk cooling baths, 3 water heating utilities and 3 electric fences for cattle established) access to 800 ha remote pastures will be increased, furthermore due to introduced artificial insemination services the productivity (milk productivity 33%, meat productivity 43%) of almost 3,045 b/u cattle will be increased within two years.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
"Ecological Agriculture" NGO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 242,218.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 16,550.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/LD/15/37
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning non gef grant
It is envisaged to introduce the model of sustainable pasture management system piloted in project communities to other non-GEF funded initiatives for replication and scale-up, such as EU-funded Projects (GIZ), WB-funded agricultural resource management program, etc.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
N/A
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 3610
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 3546
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 600
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 1313

Partnership

EU ClimaEast project

Grantee Contact

Mr. Levon Mkrtchyan
Phone: +374 94 50 40 08
Email: levon_mkrtchyan@yahoo.com
 

Address

39 Israyel-Ori St., 1a
Sisian , Syunik , 3501

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+116
Fax:
(+374 10) 543811
Email:
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+117
Email:

Address

14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

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