Soil erosion control and environmental protection in Chinhamapere and IV Congresso in Manica Province
Soil erosion control and environmental protection in Chinhamapere and IV Congresso in Manica Province
Manica village in the Chimanimani mountain range is a very rich in biodiversity, and important in the focal area of international waters due to abundance of waters springs, and rich hydrographic network. This scenario is being threaten by the own topography of Manica which makes strong currents of its rivers flow to negatively impact in the environment, especially in the rainy season, and also by the establishment of new settlements without adequate planning which is contributing to land degradation because of the increased pressure on land, water, and forest resources. Forest clearing, run off (soils, stones, and trees), soil erosion, deforestation and bushfires, farming in mountain slopes and inadequate production of soil bricks, and ditches open by rains are some of the problems faced in the area.

This project will be executed to mitigate these environmental problems and socio-economic difficulties and improve livelihoods through establishment of a tree nursery, reforestation, building of barriers to control erosion, landfilling of ditches open by rains, and building of dykes in certain rivers to control its flow. It will also raise awareness to promote sound management practices, and improve livelihoods of the targeted community groups in benefit of present and future generations.
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Project Snapshot

Associação Cumbuedza - Manica
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Establishment of community law enforcement groups to control forest resources, prevent its illegal offtake and inadequate land use practices, and to promote awareness raising on the need to protect the environment and natural resources
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Expansion of alternative subsistence and income generation activities for the community, and improvement of livelihoods and sustainable use of local resources through a better protection, restoration of soils and vegetation enabling the passage of goods and people, and reclaiming of communal lands
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Augusto Urbano Correia
+258 21 481476
+258 21 491691
Ms. Paula Delfina Boane
+258 21 481495
+258 21 491691
Luisa Hele


UNDP CO Mozambique (GEF UNDP / SGP), Av. Kenneth Kaunda 931
Maputo, RBA, 4595
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