Forest Landscape Restoration for Livelihoods
Historically, Takhar province is highly prone to natural disasters. Hundreds of hectares of agriculture and pasture lands are destroyed by flash floods every year. In addition to this uncontrolled logging, activities such as grazing, agriculture on sloping lands, collection of medicinal plants and other non-timber forest products (NTFP) are increasingly degrading the landscape and causing further landslides, flash floods and decrease in biomass production, which is adversely affecting the local population’s livelihoods and forcing people to migrate out in search of other employment opportunities.
This is the first phase of a larger project to support reforestation in Takhar province.
Outcome 1: Landscape management plans have been compiled in a participatory manner at the village level
Outcome 2: Measures that sustainably strengthen the resilience of the rural population to natural disasters and economic crises are described.
Outcome 3: Local, regional and national structures for participatory, conflict-resolving land use plans and the restoration of forest landscapes have been set up
Outcome 4: The conditions for developing sector-specific basic and further training products for the sustainable use of forest resources are in place.
Activities include -
- Compilation of documents and maps that describe the current status of forest landscapes at community level
- Implementation management plans for future forest landscapes at the village level
- Developing recommendations for measures to strengthen resilience based on local analyses of damage caused by previous natural disasters
- Natural resource management committees set up in the target communities
- Training needs analysis at the village and district level