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Linking research in nrm


These slides describe a methodology of linking research during NRM engagement to community development, the slides were presented in a workshop in Kampla in 2006

These slides describe a methodology of linking research during NRM engagement to community development, the slides were presented in a workshop in Kampla in 2006

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  • 1. Linking Research, Development and NRM in AHI Watersheds: Experiences of the Lushoto Benchmark site Juma Wickama Lushoto, Tanzania
  • 2. Contact:• The author can be contacted through wickama@yahoo.com or follow him on twitter wickama@twitter.com
  • 3. Historical Development• 1998 the Lushoto site taken on board for Phase two of AHI regional programme• 1999 – 2001, ARIs (4 Institutes) which have a stake in the AHI agenda introduce a basket of INRM technologies in the pilot site (Kwalei village)
  • 4. Historical development. . .• 2002 the site braces for the third phase of AHI agenda• We delineate the Baga Watershed as the working area• We add 5 villages (Kwekitui, Mbelei, Dule Kwadoe and Kwehangala)• We conduct participatory diagnostic studies across the Watershed
  • 5. Historical Development …..• 2003 we put together observations across the Watershed and develop an action plan with the communities• We break the issues discussed with the communities into three themes and develop them into a work plan for 2004- 2005 implementation
  • 6. Major areas of conflicts in the Watershed• Water for Irrigation,• Trees Vs Shading and Water sources,• Declining Crop Production,• Soil Conservation,• Poor Governance
  • 7. The themes and objectivesThemes• Stakeholder engagement for niche-compatible Agroforestry• Water Source Management• Integrated Catchment Management.Overall ObjectiveTo improve the livelihoods of watershed communities through integrated watershed management.
  • 8. Issues within each theme• Niche compatible agro-forestry – Springs protection – Farm cross boundaries issues – Protected area buffer zone – Policy and Governance (by laws and implementation) The theme engages and brings together a number of stakeholders for negotiation and joint action
  • 9. Cutting down of harmful trees – An Acrocapus spp tree cut to reclaim awater source in Kwadoe Village
  • 10. Issues within themes• Water source managementCarry out water source protection,Promote spring-compatible forestry,Advocate soil erosion control,Lobby for implementation of relevant policy and institutional measures.The theme implements this through stakeholder involvement, research and advocacy
  • 11. Issues in the themes …..• Integrated Watershed management improve the productivity and sustainability of natural resources promote micro-catchments management by using attractive incentives (improved domestic water supply, income opportunities and integrated technical support) catalyse community innovation for system-wide impact.The theme seeks to achieve these through community engagement, policy advocacy and research
  • 12. Linking the efforts to Development in Lushoto• Promoting contact with the Executives, Counselors, and local District Council in Lushoto• Publicise our activities to other projects, NGOs and Institutions in Lushoto to reduce duplication of efforts (TIP, TAFORI, SECAP)• Exposing farmers to beneficial side of the technologies and markets
  • 13. Consolidating the work plan• We have combined the work plan covering the three themes to avoid each team making its own encounters to same farmers• We have introduced briefings before and after field works• Each theme is supposed to report on the technical and process issues