Community-based development of sustainable agriculture program to empowerment farmers about climate change resilient and participatory conservation of biodiversity by IPCM model
Community-based development of sustainable agriculture program to empowerment farmers about climate change resilient and participatory conservation of biodiversity by IPCM model
Zayandeh Rud is one of the most important watershed in the Central Zagros region and feeds into the Gavkhouni Wetland (Ramsar Site), passing through the historic city of Isfahan. However Zayandeh has been facilg water shortages, partially due to climate change and partially due to mismanagement of water resources. In fact, Gavkhouni Wetland has been dry in recent years. The IPCM approach which has already been tested in the Uromiyeh Lake as well as Lake Parishan, emphasizes on working directly with farmers and engaging them in reducing the water usage in agriculture as well as chemicals (pesticides/insecticides/fertilizers/herbicides). This project aims to build on previous project experiences of GEF/SGP as well as CIWP (GEF funded project), training the farmers and building their capacities in implementing more sustainable agriculture practices to reduce demand on water resources and chemicals. The objectives of the project are two-folds: Building capacity of farmers in forming self-organized groups (CBOs) towards sustainable agriculture; Raising awareness and knowledge of farmers and other stakeholder groups in Climate Change, impacts and mitigation, through conservation of biodiversity in agriculture. The project activities include identification of pilot areas, holding workshops with key stakeholders, establishment of local information centres, capacity building workshops, and knowledge production.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ms. FARZANEH MAFI, Mr. MOHAMMAD SHARIFI MOGHADAM LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES of INSTITUTE of VOLUNTEER COOPERATION for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Local NGO)
Country:
Iran
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 15,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,500.00
Project Number:
IRA/SGP/OP5/Y7/CORE/LD/2018(208)
Start Date:
8/2018
End Date:
2/2020
Status:
Currently under execution

Grantee Contact

Mr MOHAMMAD SHARIFI MOGHADAM
Phone: +98913999030
 

Address

No. 4, Amir Ahmadi Zamani Street, Darband, Tajrish, Tehran, IRAN
Tehran , Tehran ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Laleh Daraie
Phone:
(98-21) 2286 0691-4
Fax:
(98-21) 2286 9547
Email:
Ms. Asiyeh Rezaei
Email:

Address

UNDP, P.O. Box 15875-4557
Tehran

Country Website