Norbert akolbila talensi farmer managed natural regeneration (fmnr)-fara-aasw6-2013

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Norbert akolbila talensi farmer managed natural regeneration (fmnr)-fara-aasw6-2013

  1. 1. WORLD VISION GHANA EVER GREEN AGRICULTURE WEEK SIDE EVENT-ACCRA INT. CONFERENCE CENTRE-JULY 15, 2013. PRESENTATION ON TALENSI FARMER MANAGED NATURAL REGENERATION (FMNR) BY: NORBERT AKOLBILA
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE ! INTRODUCTION-WHAT IS FMNR? ! BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF FMNR IN TALENSI ! INTRODUCTION OF FMNR IN TALENSI ! STRATEGIES ADOPTED ! BASELINE AND END OF PHASE EVALUATION PHOTO COMPARISONS ! MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT ! CHALLENGES/WAY FORWARD
  3. 3. FMNR Definition: systematic regeneration of trees from living tree stumps, shrubs & seedlings. 1.  Select desired tree stumps. 2.  For each stump, choose number of (tallest and straightest) stems to leave. 3.  Remove unwanted stems and side branches. 4.  Cut emerging new stems and prune side branches from time to time.
  4. 4. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF FMNR !  Wildlife and bush land had disappeared !  Crop yields had declined along with soil fertility !  Climatic conditions had become more severe !  Wind speeds had increased !  Bushfires were a common dry season occurrence -most people thought nothing could be done to prevent them. !  Lack of fodder for animals particularly in the dry season.
  5. 5. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF FMNR –There is no fodder for the cattle in the background as area is completely burnt.
  6. 6. FMNR- INTRODUCED TO TALENSI BY TONY RINAUDO OF WV AUSTRALIA - JULY 2009
  7. 7. FMNR- CHIEF OF TONGO BEO SHOWS THE WAY BY PRUNING SHRUBS AS A DEMONSTRATION FOR OTHER FARMERS- FEBRUARY 2010
  8. 8. !  YAMERIGA FARMERS POSE FOR PHOTO AFTER PRUNING- 2010
  9. 9. Strategy: Engaged & Won the support of Chiefs, Land Custodians and Local Government Officials.
  10. 10. SEPAAT CHIEF LEDS HIS PEOPLE TO FMNR DEMOSTRATION FIELD.
  11. 11. There is no honour sitting on my skin when my precious trees are burnt Tongo-Beo Chief
  12. 12. FIRE VOLUNTEERS TRAINED TO SUPPORT FMNR ACTIVITIES
  13. 13. Volunteer Farmers trained and sent to Burkina Faso to learn from their colleagues
  14. 14. Forestry Research Institute and farmers monitors growth of pruned shrubs
  15. 15. YAMERIGA COMMUNITY PILOT FIELD AFTER 2 YEARS
  16. 16. Talensi FMNR Project Evaluation-June 2012 (3yrs after project implementation Baseline and end-of- project site comparisons 16
  17. 17. Yameriga, site 1 17
  18. 18. Yameriga, site 2 18
  19. 19. Yindure 19 Because of bushfire in 2011, the size of trees in 2012 is the same as 2010 at the baseline.
  20. 20. Farmers from other Districts Visit Talensi FMNR to learn and replicate
  21. 21. JICA Consultant for Ghana Office, Visits FMNR Field Farmers introduce more shea trees by sowing seeds
  22. 22. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT (Source: Evaluation Report-2012 FMNR Adoption: !  180 Lead farmers (90 women and 90 men) trained and adopted FMNR and related NRM techniques, and train others in community. !  574 households have adopted FMNR approach Regreening Landscapes: !  161 ha. under new forest cover with average tree densities of 2334 per ha. (from a baseline of 5 per ha.) !  336 ha. of farmland under FMNR management with average tree densities of 57 per ha. (from a baseline of 5 per ha.)
  23. 23. ! MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT !  19,024 additional indigenous FMNR trees on farm land by July 2012 !  376,871 additional indigenous FMNR trees in forest areas July 2012 !  94% of FMNR adopters report an increase in soil fertility (against 26% among the comparison group) !  66% of FMNR adopters report improvement in soil erosion (against 17% in the comparison group)
  24. 24. !  MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT !  46% observed that the FMNR practices have generated more wild fruits and food (fruits, nuts, rabbits and partridges). !  The recovered forest areas give a better access to herbal medicines, in terms of availability and shorter proximity !  The FMNR regrowth trees are having some reported effect on protecting fields from severe wind storms !  Unity. The project created avenues for people to work together to achieve a common goal
  25. 25. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS/IMPACT !  Better shade, beauty and comfort of the community s surroundings. !  Asset creation: Trees: A rafter, hewn from a tree trunk of a young tree is worth around GH¢4 (USD2). Thus, even in the short-term, the additional 393,410 FMNR trees have created assets worth 1.5million GHC (over USD800,000), excluding the value of the trees products, such as fruit, nuts and seeds
  26. 26. PROJECT CHALLENGES !  Bush fires from communities that have not adapted FMNR remains a challenge. !  Low collaboration with cattle herders who pass through the area-Fulani s !  Elevated fear of snakebite when pruning shrubs.
  27. 27. WAY FORWARD !  Continue Campaign against bush fires !  Leverage the new local practitioners to enable promotion and education in new communities. !  Peace-building with pastoral Fulani herds men to ensure young pruned trees and not destroyed by cattle. !  Pursue scale-up by greater encouragement of FMNR into individual farms and home compounds. !  Advocate for Government adoption of FMNR especially the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
  28. 28. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AS WE ENJOY THE FRUITS FROM FMNR !!!!!!!!!!

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