The purpose of the project is to establish community-driven, sustainable forest management and agroforestry systems to maintain biodiversity and other environmental services, buffer habitat quality, secure land rights and improve livelihoods in three districts in Jambi province. It plans to bolster existing village forest (hutan desa) agreements by establishing more productive agroforestry systems so that they are functioning economically as well as in the interests of biodiversity and we also plan to extend the number of formal village forest agreements. At the same time, through our close liaison with local governments, we expect that secure land tenure and viable village forest agreements that benefit many communities and biodiversity will be extended throughout the region. These activities will be carried out in close partnership and collaborations with WARSI (originally Warung Konservasi) and local governments and will be closely linked with local development processes.
Goals of this project are:-
1. The domestication and use of the best “germplasm” for agroforestry
2. Making trees more productive on farms
3. Improving tree-product marketing for smallholder farmers
4. Making land healthier through agroforestry
5. Using agroforestry to reduce the impact of, and help people and landscapes adapt to, climate change
6. Developing policies and reward systems for multi-use landscapes that provide “environmental services”
Expected outcomes include:-
1) Securing community-based land and forest tenure over large areas of nine community territories in Jambi (led by WARSI)
2) Integrate all Geo-referenced communities’ territories into provincial spatial planning
3) Landscape analysis of biodiversity, watershed functions and carbon
4) Livelihoods’ analyses that support environmental services
5) The maintenance and improvement of multiple environmental services, that is, biodiversity, hydrology and climate regulation in a sustainable landscape, are promoted through integrated, inclusive and informed land-use planning at district level
The main goal of the overage Mitigation of Climate Change (MICCA) Project is to facilitate developing countries in contributing to the mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture and moving towards low carbon emission agriculture.
Project Activities include:
1) Analyze sociology-economic and biophysical data with households implementing climate smart practices based on the menu of practices.
2) Continue to build capacity of farmers and farmer groups and development and extension practitioners for increased crop-livestock-tree productivity using climate smart practices through farming and demonstration sites.
3) Measure progress in ecosystem characteristics monitoring changes using the Land Health Surveillance Framework and employing Greenhouse Gas Flux measurements
1) Increased capacity development and implementation of climate smart agricultural practice for increased sustainable crop productivity;
2) Increased productivity and land health (including biological diversity and risks to water quality and quantity)
3) Measurement and monitoring to access carbon stocks and net emissions within farming systems and landscapes
The goal of this project is to reduce rural poverty in Kenya, Mali , Cameroon, Ghana and India by promoting wealth and health of poor farming communities and consumers through enhanced cultivation, processing, marketing and use of diversity of fruit, nut and oilseed trees.
Project Objectives are:-
The overall objective of the project shall be to contribute to the transition of small-scale farming systems from subsistence farming to intensified semi-commercial farming of fruit, nut and oilseed trees and of small scale private or community tree nurseries and micro-processors to more business oriented and profitable enterprises.