Project Description

The project aims to promote the conservation of biodiversity and mitigate climate change in miombo forest ecosystems, through the development of a payment system for ecosystem services (PSE) that supports a sustainable use and conservation of forest and wildlife resources and improve the livelihood of local populations.

The “Payment for Ecosystem Services to Support Forest Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods” project aims to promote the conservation of biodiversity and mitigate climate change in miombo forest ecosystems through the development of a payment system for ecosystem services (PSE) that supports a sustainable use and conservation of forest and wildlife resources and improve the livelihood of local populations. This project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is implemented by FAO with the support of partners through agreements in the province of Zambézia, in the districts of Alto Molocué and Maganja da Costa.
ICEI is in charge of activities related to sustainable agriculture, fish farming and nutrition.

600 agricultural producers and their families.

Activities

  1. Sustainable agriculture
    Producers are trained in sustainable agricultural practices that improve their production through the Farmers Field School (SBB) methodology (at least 50% are women);
    Product diversification in 80% of individual fields;
    Increase in income, better connection with the market and regular access to information on product prices;
    Creation of 1 cooperative/association of farmers in each community.
  2. Fish farming
    Construction of 3 tanks for fish farming in each community;
    Creation of 1 cooperative/association of fish farmers in each community
  3. Nutrition, conservation and transformation of food
    2 demonstration gardens managed by community members or nutrition promoters set up in public places (school, health center, etc.), in each community;
    Training in simple conservation techniques (drying etc.) and food processing.
    In each community, at least 1 women’s association created to sell processed products.
  4. Uncontrolled fire prevention
    Creation of a fire-fighting group in each community and mapping of risk areas.