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Promotion of beekeeping activities in ikungi district for poverty reduction and environment conservation, singida.

May 20, 2014

Project Number: TAN/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/BD/13/13 Country: Tanzania Area Of Work: Biodiversity Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 49,234.00 Co-Financing Cash: US$ 16,847.00 Start Date: 2/2014 End Date: 12/2015 Status: Not active yet Project Description: The new district of Ikungi has great potential for beekeeping. The district is endowed with Miombo and Minangana forests, which provide a good source of pollen and production of honey. Furthermore, xerophytes vegetation that favors beekeeping development also grows in the district. This project intends to unlock this potential by building the capacity of local communities to adopt beekeeping activities for income generation. In addition, beekeeping will promote cross-pollination for major crops that are grown by local communities leading to higher yields. About the Proponent: Future Development Initiatives (Fu-DI) was registered as NGO on 17 April 2012. It is located at the Small township of Ikungi on Ihanja road. The NGO has competency in beekeeping and production of honey. Its operations include providing technical assistance in beekeeping to local communities in the district of Ikungi and neighbouring district of Kongwa. Project s Primary Objective: Promoting beekeeping in Ikungi District for poverty reduction and environment conservation through capacity building of local communities. Implementation Strategies: Sensitize local communities to form beekeeping groups Provide training of trainers on beekeeping to group representatives Establish a beekeeping farm for demonstration Support the groups with start-up beehives Set up a local facility within the district to provide technical assistance on continuous basis. Grantee: Future Development Initiatives Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and CSOs working with communities. Project Partner : GEF Secretariat 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 Washington, DC

Project completion date : 2015-12-31 12:00:00


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Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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