Application of biological and physical rehabilitation of the range land resources of Mofolaneng
Application of biological and physical rehabilitation of the range land resources of Mofolaneng
Project is a pilot to implement biological and physical rehabilitation of the rangelands of Mot?eremeli and Ramosetsana Grazing areas, allocated for utilization and management to the Mofolaneng Grazing Association through delegation from the Principal Chief of Tlokoeng.
Both grazing areas are utilized by livestock farmers for grazing during the winter season and as a strategy to rest the summer grazing for recovery. Over time and through repeated sessions of grazing livestock randomly, both grazing areas have been selectively overgrazed, to the extent that they have been seriously degraded. There are varying degrees of invasion of alien chrysocomma bush and erosion has cut large dongers along the streams. The main road from Butha-Buthe to Mokhotlong has been constructed and cuts through the two grazing areas, thus disturbing the natural water flow channels, by diverting them through culverts. This has exacerbated the level of erosion along the channels, which invariably cut through and drained the wetlands below.
The community has been engaged in the uprooting of shrubs to try and restore grazing capacity; as well as lining up the slopes with stone to slow down the surface flow which in places has washed off the soil to bare rock. The activities in the final analyses appear to be directed at addressing symptoms rather than the source of the problem. The community therefore is seeking support and means to try and address the source of degradation. The proposed interventions are crafted out here under in the form of a proposal (this document). It constitutes actions and activities that are tabled below for consideration.

Project Snapshot

Mofolaneng Grazing Association
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y3 (Jul17 - Jun 18)
Grant Amount:
US$ 41,607.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,142,731.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
? The project intents to reverse the norm by creating a bigger room for district governance personnel to participate at strategic points of discussing achievements and challenges. ? The approach to involve the Principal Chief to pronounce project milestones at the public gatherings will enhance participation at all levels.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples? concept is not applicable to Lesotho. However, in the interest of local community participation, the following holds: Significant participation will initially be induced by having open discussion sessions about the project in its kick-starting stages. Discussing progress and challenges openly and sharing the achievement of targets. This will be complemented by study tour to a places where other communities are successfully achieving results under nearly similar circumstances.
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