This project aims at promoting holistic approach of communities’ involvement in environmental management through natural resources management, sustainable agriculture and socio-economical development. In the project over 15,000 households from 12 villages of Zammimba,Liwawadzi,Pilitu,Sawali,Kabota,Pyoli,Msiyamanda,James,Kainga,Mkomera,Mpezeni and Mthumba are trained and equipped with knowledge and skills in tree planting, compost manure making, fish farming, bee keeping and rain water harvesting. The project has established the village structures called the Village Natural Resources Management Committees [VNRMC’s] and trained over 240 lead farmers who are further training other farmers in the identified 12 communities.3 water tanks have been constructed at Kabota, Liwawadzi and Msiyamanda and 4 fish ponds have been constructed in four villages. The project has also distributed over 180 bee hives for honey production to 12 communities. Out of the project farmers are able to re-plant trees that were cut down carelessly and re-afforestation is being promoted. Soils have been improved through manure making and increased crop production. The project aims at empowering farmers to generate income through honey and fish selling and is able to irrigate crops and make use of the harvested waters domestically. With literature from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Corporation [CTA] where CHINANSI is a member, farmers are been assisted with user-friendly technologies. A resource Centre is being established at CHINANSI which would be used by farmers to advance these agricultural and environmental capacities.
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Project Duration: 3 years (May 2009 to April 2012)