AfriEvolve: Capacity development for green NGOs in Africa

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AfriEvolve: Capacity development for green NGOs in Africa

NatureUganda in partnership with
NABU is implementing the
‘AfriEvolve – Capacity Development
for Green NGOs in Africa,’ project.
This project which started in March
2021 is aimed at enabling six local
East African and West African
NGOs to use newly gained
capacities for improved civil
society cooperation and climate
adaptation of smallholder
agriculture.
The project areas of focus are
Kigezi region which faces declining
agricultural yields, drought and
ecosystem degradation due to
climate change. These drivers of
poverty undermine local
communities’ ability to adapt to
climate change.

MISSION-DRIVEN

What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

Kigezi region faces declining agricultural yields, drought and ecosystem degradation. These drivers of poverty undermine local communities’ ability to adapt to climate change. This is exacerbated by the fact that over 95% of agriculture in the region is rain-fed. Worldwide, Climate change and food security are two of the most pressing challenges facing the global community today. Improving smallholder agricultural systems is a key response to both. In an effort to improve on food security and climate change, AfriEvolve – Capacity Development for Green NGOs in Africa’_Project will employ Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).

Project Components

1

Capacity building for OD

1. Cross cluster OD
2. Cluster specific peer to peer learning

2

Capacity building/Pilotic CSA

1. Training in CSA
2. Practical pilot project CSA
3. Cluster specific onsite/learning and training

3

Quality and knowledge assurance

1. Kick off workshops
2. Technical advice and backstopping by the PAB
3. Project Internal M&E
4. Documentation accompanying the project
5. Final Workshop

Project Gallery

Project Progress

The project, effective 8th December 2022 will be in the third of year its implementation.

Seedlings
Group members supported with 9400 seedlings to pilot CSA Agroforestry practices 70%
Climate change and CSA Trainings
510 group members 279 males and 231 females trained . 89%
Energy saving initiatives
Trained the selected CFM & Supported them with 100 energy-saving stoves. 75%
Livelihoods: livestock keeping
Trained selected CFM groups in livestock keeping Support: 1.85 sheep 2.35 pigs 3.30 goats 75%
Soil and water conservation initiatives
Trained the selected CFM groups in soil management Supported them with trench digging tools 75%

Testimonials

Jacob Karuhura

Program officer, NatureUganda

Batwa picked interest in farming(CSA)-(Promise to be models)

Elly Brett

Bee Farmer, Kisoro

Value addition-Honey Packing

Jenna Ballard

Excutive Director, NEMA

Merging of new South & Western conservation groups (4groups so far). 

PATH TO SUCCCESS

Planned activities

The project, effective 8th December 2022 will be in the third of year its implementation. Among the challenges faced in the implementation in the last two years is slow and lengthy process during workplan preparations and eventually late approvals start of their implementation.  To address this challenge, the Chief executive Officers (CEOs) of the project in March 2022 recommended for organizing annual planning workshops to enable completion of workplans before the start of another financial year.  The organized workshop is therefore to prepare the 2023 Workplans to ensure that they are approved by 30th November 2022.

  • Training and construction of ESS
  • Set 4 CSA model schools
  • Organic manure training
  • Exchange Visit to CSA model sites
  • Support establishment of food security
  • Link farmers to weather forecast info.
  • Visiting site and Training of model selected CSA farmers by consultant
  • Support and train in rainwater harvesting
  • Establishment of 7000 bamboo seedlings(in partnership with NFA)
  • Training and practice of Integrated Pest Management.

Partners

December 3, 2022 12:03 am