Overview of the project
Following the destruction of the mangrove forests around the village, people of Sankandi felt the direct consequences of their loss: less fish to catch and farmland lost due to salt accumulated in the soil. Thanks to this grassroots project in rural Gambia, the community organised itself to revert their fate. We initiated sustainable development initiatives for job creation and employment opportunities
To conserve, restore rural environments and launch sustainable development initiatives to empower youth and women in rural Gambia
Pilote operation, experimentation
200,000 Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) propagules planted along the Bintang Bolong river bank, near the Sankandi village.
Scientific baseline data collected and published by students of Edinburgh.
Donor funding and match funding
Mangrove conservation, Research, Sustainable Development Initiative, and Education