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UNEP and Partners in Sudan Joint Programme on Environment and Natural Resources Management: Darfur Timber and Energy Project

UNEP and Partners in Sudan Joint Programme on Environment and Natural Resources Management: Darfur Timber and Energy Project

Full title of the project:

UNEP and Partners in Sudan Joint Programme on Environment and Natural Resources Management: Darfur Timber and Energy Project

Target areas:

Greater Darfur region

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 750 000
Implementation:
30/01/2009-23/12/2010
Project code:
OSRO/SUD/823/UEP
Objective:

To assist displaced populations and conflict-affected communities in Darfur to obtain and use fuel wood in a sustainable, resource-efficient manner.

Key partners:

Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture, Forest National Corporation and local and international NGOs.

Beneficiaries reached:

202 662 IDP, host community and returnee households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 815 590 tree seedlings to over 150 000 households.
  • Set up 16 community forests/woodlots and provided relevant inputs for their construction.
  • Trained 371 extension agents, community forest committee members, local leaders on seedling production, nursery management and seed broadcasting.
  • Co-funded a programmatic review of fuel-efficient stove (FES) projects in Darfur.
  • Conducted a wood survey to analyse wood energy situation in Darfur.
  • Produced and distributed 72 900 mud FES.
  • Trained 342 women as trainers on FES production and maintenance.
Impact:
  • Tree seedlings distributed had survival rate of about 50 percent despite poor rainfall in some areas.
  • Contributed to reforestation of degraded areas, impacting on crop and pasture production.
  • Provided farmers with additional income from planted fruit trees, as well as improved diets from consumption of fruits.
  • Community forests contributed to sustainable local wood supply for fuel, fodder and construction.
  • Capacity of FNC, local communities and NGOs has improved in forest management.
  • Recommendations of FES reviews used to inform and design FAO programming related to FES.
  • Women trained as FES production trainers have trained over 50 000 other women.