Capacity Building for Sustainable Rangeland and Forest Management Project

Capacity Building for Sustainable Rangeland and Forest Management Project

Somaliland is located in a semi-arid region and the majority of its population depends entirely on rain water for crop and livestock production. Increased population, overgrazing, urbanization and deforestation are resulting in land that is not able to support its population.

Project Objectives

To enhance the MoERD capacity for sustainable environmental resource management through targeted capacity building and showcasing of best practices in sustainable natural resource management.

Project Outcome

  • Capacity development of MoERD
  • Construction of six new and rehabilitation of two existing regional offices
  • Establishment of five Community Woodland Management Organizations to sustain the rehabilitation of five forests with five scale nurseries, plantation of five central tree nurseries in Borama, Erigavo, Burao, Berbera and Hargeisa, expected to benefit approx. 60,000 people
  • Establishment of four Community Rangeland Management Organizations and rehabilitation of four grazing areas in Bokh, Aroori, Tuuyo and Lafaruug, expected to benefit approx. 410,000 people

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