Integrated Land Use Management to Combat Land Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Ministry of Environment and Forests, State Government of Madhya Pradesh
    Summary:

    Integrated Land Use Management to Combat Land Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh

    The project objective is to promote community-driven sustainable land and ecosystem management at the landscape level through integration of watershed management, joint forest management, and sustainable livelihoods development so as to balance ecological and livelihood needs.

    Project Components:
    • 1. Creation of an enabling environment for SLEM in Madhya Pradesh
    • 2. Demonstration and up-scaling of innovative approaches for sustainable land and ecosystem management
    • 3. Developing adaptive capacity
    • 4. Project management
    Expected Outputs:

    1.1 Review of legislative and regulatory framework for SLEM in Madhya Pradesh and addressing of policy gaps related to land, forest and ecosystem management in the face of climate change

    1.2. Training on forest governance, natural resource management and good practices in win-win options for livelihood generation and biodiversity conservation (target: 2000 Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMC) and 100 members trained as trainers in the four project sites)

    2.1 Sustainable watershed management in 3,000 ha of forest with high conservation values and non-forest land (in roughly 1:2 ratio) in the four project districts

    2.2 Approximately 14,500 ha of degraded bamboo forests rehabilitated in the four project districts

    2.3 Incentives for forest fringe villages in the four project districts to conserve bamboo forest identified

    2.4 Development of small and medium sized enterprise in 100 forest village communities (e.g. on Non-Timber Forest Products)

    2.5 Increased production from rain fed agriculture and improved livestock management practices in 30 villages

    2.6 Good SLEM practices documented and fed into SLEM Coordination and Management Mechanism established at national level

    3.1 SLEM approaches promoted by the project integrate additional measures to ensure that practices are resilient to extreme weather events and climate change, such as adjustment and timing of farming operations, integration of water harvesting practices into SLEM packages, and promotion of more drought tolerant crop and livestock breeds

    3.2 Capacity building of local communities in adaptive management in the face of climate variability and change

    Project Status:
    Under Implementation (as of 6 February 2012)
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SPA
    Financing Amount:
    GEF Project Grant 5,763,000 (as of December 2011)
    Cofinancing Total:
    95,523,750 (as of December 2011)
    Total Amounts:
    101,626,750 (as of December 2011)

Saving Tropical Forests and Improving Farming Technology

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ScienceDaily

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In a warming 21st century, tropical forests will be at risk from a variety of threats, especially the conversion to cropland to sustain a growing population.

Czech Republic - Fourth National Communication

Summary:
Czech Republic - Fourth National Communication - 3 February 2006
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Water Resources
  • Forest Ecosystems
Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture and Food Security

  • Prepare a new land assessment for ecological land units for an alternative that takes into account a change in the climate and evaluate the production potential of the units.
  • Provide for protection of the soil against erosion and other negative effects caused by cultivation, e.g.

Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change – A Global Assessment Report

Summary:

The assessment report on "Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change – A Global Assessment Report" was formally presented at the 8th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) taking place 20 April-1 May 2009 at the UN Head- quarters in New York City.

Bunkers Hill CDC: Land & Preservation Measures to Combat Climate Change pressures in Cockpit Country’s Martha Brae Watershed, Community-based Adaptation

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency
    Summary:

    Livelihood benefits

    By reducing crop and income losses and building more resilient infrastructure, the project will help secure the livelihoods of dozens of families living in Bunkers Hill.

    Technology

    The project utilizes a technology known as bio-engineered bank treaments, which stabilize river banks using natural materials, such as stones, and reduce the risk of severe erosion from flash flooding.

    Background

    Project Components:

    Project goals include:

    • Reinforcing areas prone to erosion through the construction of “natural” stone barriers and other erosion control methods such as planting indigenous species
    • Establishing both culverts, to divert floodwaters away from bridges, and access-ways, to prevent erosion and slow the rate at which water rises
    • Developing brochures and training videos on climate change risks
    • Providing technical assistance and training to Bunkers Hill CDC and the general community so that they can successfully implement future projects
    Expected Outputs:

    The UNDP CBA project will stabilize and reinforce river bank slopes to protect against the loss of agricultural lands from the climate change-driven threats, such as increases in flood risks from the stronger hurricanes and higher intensity rainfall.

    Areas that are prone to erosion will go through the Bioengineered bank treatment process, wherein crucial points will be reinforced with “natural” stone barriers and topsoil coverage planted with indigenous plant species to protect against soil and bank erosion. The use of the indigenous species in vulnerable areas will strengthen the resilience to climate change, including variability. In addition, step drains in seasonal flow streams will be established to prevent erosion and to diminish the rate at which water flows downstream.

    The sensitization of residents on the effects and methods of flooding /erosion abatement will be developed so residents will be able to respond to the climate change impacts. The community will benefit from a safer environment from potential flooding, a reduced risk of crop loss from flooding, and controlled flows of waterways.

    Contacts:
    • Mr. Dale Rankine
    • National Coordinator
    • UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme Jamaica
    • Tel: +876 978 2390
    • Email:Dale.rankine@undp.org
    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Community
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-Trust Fund
    Cofinancing Total:
    Co-financing: 45,000

Rwanda - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
  • Water Resources
Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture/Food Security

  • Improvement of soil conservation techniques particularly in highlands (Northwest of Rwanda and zones of Congo-Nile Ridge) and introduction of agro forestry practices.
  • Introduction of new improved crop varieties particularly early-fruiting, resistant and adapted to climate (for example climbing beans in highlands, sweet potato, rice, Irish potato, sorghum and maize)

*Food security

Lao People's Democratic Republic - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Forestry Management
Potential Adaptation Measures

The government’s main goals for climate change activities in the future are:

  • increase public awareness activities on climate change
  • implement a GHG mitigation plan
  • regularly monitor and control climate change activities, for example data collection on temperature, rainfall, water flow, etc; and
  • cooperate with international agencies on climate change activities and related issues

Climate change is a new concept in the Lao PDR.

Guatemala - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Water Resources
  • Public Health
  • Land Resources
Potential Adaptation Measures

El escenario bioclimático de la línea base fue construido a partir de la zona de vida elaboradas por De la Cruz; entre el escenario base y las zonas de vida se presentan diferencias en el tipo y cobertura vegetal. El escenario de la línea base es una aproximación conceptual donde se presentan zonas bioclimáticas identificadas y definidas a partir de datos del clima proporcionados por los escenarios climáticos.

Chile - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Forestry
Potential Adaptation Measures

Final Conclusions and Future Actions
The following future actions have been identified by the Government as a result of this first diagnostic exercise and evaluation of the country’s progress in applying the FCCC.

  • Define and implement a National Action Plan for Climate Change.

Including, but not limited to, the following actions: create a periodic updating schedule of the national communications and the GHG inventory; formul