Togo: A biodiversity project has been launched in the central region

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 15:58
Togo: A biodiversity project has been launched in the central region

(Togo First) - A biodiversity preservation project was launched in the Central region of Togo last Friday, May 12. The project, according to Agence Togolese de Presse, covers the Dibidjo mountain in Afadadè, and the Kalo River banks in Avadadè. 

The project, valued at CFA21 million, is financed by the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), as part of a collaboration between Togo and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

During the launching ceremony, parties involved and government officials presented the project’s objectives and planned activities. Regarding the objectives, the project aims to strengthen the viability of fragile ecosystems on the slopes of the Dibidjo mountain and the banks of the Kalo River, through enrichment and reforestation actions on 100 hectares. 

"Decades ago, these two areas were almost the microclimates and supply areas for fruit products in these localities. But it should be noted that these lands are now experiencing extensive degradation, consequences of human activities," explains Gbele-Guewe Djobo Ousmane, coordinator of the NGO CAV which is behind the project. The coordinator added that the project will help tackle climate change and its impacts. 

Under the project, beekeeping and gardening activities are also planned to enable the people of Afadadè and Avadadè to earn more revenue. The project is expected to end in April 2025.

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