Congo - Kinshasa
Adaptation - Resilience
Biodiversity - Forest - Land uses
Education - Awareness-raising
Food - Agriculture

Project to restore forest ecosystems and improve the livelihoods of the community living on the shores of Lake Kivu in the Nyamukubi village in Kalehe territory.

Project to reforest 4,500 trees in the concession as part of the fight against global warming and climate change in Nzulo.

An initiative of EMERGENCY AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES -SERVICES POUR LES URGENCES ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN SIGLE EDS-SUD ASBL

Overview of the project

Villages in the Kalehe territory of South Kivu are threatened by large-scale deforestation in search of farmland, housing land, firewood, construction and pasture. Research studies have revealed the unfortunate consequences of degradation in recent years, in particular the abandonment of certain crops such as beans, maize, sorghum and other staple crops that are not adapted to degraded soils. As a result, the population is now in a vulnerable situation in terms of food supplies.
The consequences include severe degradation of forest ecosystems, erosion on sloping land, a drop in agricultural production, rising temperatures, food scarcity, landslides and their consequences, climate change and its effects, and so on. The aims of this project are to
– To restore forest ecosystems in the villages of NYAMUKUBI through reforestation;
– Increase the livelihoods of local communities.
For the proper implementation and operation of this project, EDS-SUD will adopt two methods:
 We are going to involve all the customary, political and administrative leaders, young people and women in the project by raising awareness so that they understand the merits of the project and accept it.
 For its administration, it is important to entrust its management to a qualified team, including a project manager accompanied by the Administrative-Accountant. The latter will be responsible for financial management, with a view to producing quarterly reports on the state of financial management of the funds.

Objective

Restoring ecosystems through reforestation and improving community livelihoods.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

October 2023-September 2024

Quantitative results

– 6 agroforestry tree nurseries set up in NYAMUKUBI villages;
– Population made aware of the agroforestry trees to be restored in the villages of NYAMUKUBI in November 2023;
– 15,000 agroforestry tree seedlings planted in NYAMUKUBI villages;
– 80% of environmental officers and ecological facilitators in the Kalehe area are retrained in agroforestry;
– 80% of the beneficiaries of this project see their livelihoods improved in terms of labour and agricultural production;
– 85% of the local population adopt innovative techniques to boost agricultural productivity.

Qualitative results

– Agroforestry tree nurseries set up in the villages of NYAMUKUBI
– The population will be made aware of the agroforestry trees to be restored in the villages of NYAMUKUBI in November 2023.
– Environmental officers and ecological facilitators in the Kalehe area are retrained in agroforestry.
– The beneficiaries of this project will see their livelihoods improved in terms of labour and agricultural production.
– The local population adopts innovative techniques to boost agricultural productivity.

Financing

About the
organisation

EMERGENCY AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES -SERVICES POUR LES URGENCES ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN SIGLE EDS-SUD ASBL

Jacques Cungura
President
cungurajacques@gmail.com
+243840020168

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4. Participation in impact assessments of the strategy to revive agriculture and nature conservation in North Kivu.
5. Rehabilitation of agricultural feeder roads.

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