Community-based Integrated Natural Resources Management Project
Using participatory approaches, the project involves communities in decision-making processes so as to empower them, and builds on indigenous knowledge and institutions to promote sustainable land management. By improving farmers' land tenure security, it encourages them to invest in land improvement. Reduced siltation of water bodies creates opportunities for hydropower development. Conservation of biodiversity and improved ecosystem integrity are expected long-term benefits. Project activities are designed to:
- Support implementation of about 650 watershed management plans;
- Restore the productivity of a large area of degraded land;
- Increase the productivity of agriculture, including forests and fisheries;
- Improve food security and the incomes of people living within the Lake Tana watershed.
The project also aims to increase carbon sequestration, which should reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate climate change.
30 April 2009
2009 - 2018
Total Project Cost
US$ 25.43 million
US$ 13.02 million
Global Environmental Facility US$ 4.4 million
National Government US$ 2.78 million
Beneficiaries US$ 5.23 million
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional