Growing greener: Restoration and sustainable use of agro-pastoralist systems in open arid landscapes across Southern Africa - scoping mission
The project locations are characterised by a vicious cycle of degrading resources driven by unsustainable agro-pastoral land uses to compensate for deteriorating incomes and livelihoods. The major transformation this project seeks to achieve is to catalyse nature-based land use and market supported systems that align socio-economic development with restoration of semi-arid landscapes and biodiversity thereby combatting desertification at community, national and regional level. It builds on proven good agro-pastoralist practices and traditional knoweldge systems to implement innovative, community-based conservation approaches that drive systemic behavioural change towards resilience and sustainable use of natural resources. Key to transformation is a phased rollout approach to embed learning and ensure effective scale up as it fosters cross-country learning.
- Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, Zambia
- IKI funding
- 728,000.00 €
- 06/2022 till 05/2023
- Implementing organisation
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Political Partner
- Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
- Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security - Botswana
- Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Madagascar
- Ministry of Green Economy and Environment - Zambia
- Southern African Development Community (SADC) - Botswana
- Implementing Partner
- Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development (CCARDESA)
- Conservation International (CI)
- Peace Parks Foundation
State of implementation/results
- The preparation phase of the project includes the following topics:
- Preparation and submission of a full project proposal for the implementation phase of the project within the first five months.
- Preparation and transition to the implementation phase of the project starting in spring 2023.
- Furthermore, two country missions are planned in all partner countries in the period July - August 2022 in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.
- After the end of the preparatory phase, a decision will be made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.
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