Global Soil Partnership

Conservation of soil quality in the Mé-Zochi District in São Tomé and Príncipe

Project SymbolTCP/STP/3502 

Support for conservation and improvement of soil quality in the Mé-Zochi District

In order to increase its food production, the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe has to face a double challenge: to diversify its agricultural production and to preserve its production factors in a sustainable way, especially the cultivable soils, which are scarce, often fragile and difficult to access. The objective of this pilot project was to improve food and nutritional security and household incomes through the dissemination of techniques for the development and cultivation of sloping soils, which constitute the majority of cultivable land.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Organizational Results SO2: Intensify and sustainably improve the supply of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Regional priority area/initiative: The project contributes to poverty reduction which will contribute to achieving MDG number 1 

Priority area 1: Promote sustainable and diversified agriculture whose products reach organized and remunerative markets by the adoption of good agricultural practices by all categories of producers.

Outcome(s) of the Country Programming Framework: The project is in line with priority area 1 of the PSC which is "promoting sustainable and diversified agriculture whose products reach organized and remunerative markets through the adoption of good agricultural practices"

Actual EOD: 1 December 2015

Actual NTE: 30 November 2017

Total Budget: USD 342,000