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Project/activity ID PD725/13 Rev.2 (F)
Title REHABILITATION OF DEGRADED FOREST LAND IN THE AHUA FOREST RESERVE BY THE WOMEN MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATION MALEBI IN COMPENSATION FOR THE FOREST RESOURCES REMOVED TO MEET THE NEED FOR FUEL WOOD (CHARCOAL AND FIRE WOOD)
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
MALEBI
Budget
ITTO: $149.408,00
JAPAN (MoFA) $46.504,00
USA $102.904,00
National counterpart: $66.754,00
Project total budget: $216.162,00
Summary
The Ahua forest reserve has deteriorated sharply due to land clearing for the establishment of crops, illegal logging to meet the needs for fuel wood (charcoal and firewood) and the extraction of timber to source construction material and supply timber product industries (home furniture, household items such as mortars and pestles, etc..). Meeting those needs to the detriment of the Ahua forest reserve has led to further pressure on the forest reserve by local communities, which has been the main cause of its advanced state of degradation. Therefore this trend has to be reversed to put a stop to the degradation of the forest reserve by engaging in rehabilitation activities involving agroforestry practices, which will be initiated with women members of the MALEBI Association.

Thus the MALEBI Association developed the idea to prepare this project for its women members; these women must shift from the status of persons consuming raw wood (for charcoal production), to that of persons contributing to raise the level of forest resources through rehabilitation activities on the Ahua forest reserve. These pilot rehabilitation activities to be conducted by the Women's Association MALEBI are to set an example for the local communities surrounding the Ahua forest reserve.
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Video broadcasted by Brave Paysan
L’OIBT aide des femmes à créer une activité florissante de production de charbon de bois
Des femmes aident la collectivité en reboisant
Des femmes aident d’autres femmes à reboiser
Reboiser et sortir les femmes de la pauvreté
Article in TFU 28/1 (page 9-12)
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