This project will build the capacity of 100 rural women from Umuogharu community in Ebonyi state, Nigeria on agro-forestry and tree nursery operations. The women and youths shall each, be provided with 1000 quality and fast yielding economic trees each to plant in their personal and community lands. These economic trees will help address issues of poverty, climate change and land degradation.
Land degradation and ecosystem destruction resulting from over utilized farm lands and artisinal mining, poses economic and social challenge to 8,000 people in umuogharu community, a rural community with a population of over 8000 inhabitants,in Ebonyi state Nigeria . Unsustainable land use and poor land tenure system promotes land degradation, deforestation, poverty and associated climate change. Women, and children are most affected who suffer from hunger, diseases and climate change impacts.
This project seek to introduce ecological smart agriculture through the training of 70 women and 30 youths in ecological smart agriculture and raising and planting 100,000 high quality and fast yielding economic trees. This is to help reduce poverty. reverse drivers of land degradation, protect existing forest covers and improve the livelihood of the beneficiaries with a replica affect to other community members.
This project will build the capacity of 70 women and 30 youths on innovative, eco-smart agriculture as well as on tree nursery operations to rise above poverty and unsustainable agricultural practices. The overall impact will be poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation and reversing land degradation.