Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Livelihood Improvement of Chodari Nomadic Pastoralists of Khartoutan Region in the face of Climate Change

Date:
August 2010مرداد 1389
October 2011مهر 1390

Location: Khartouran region, Reza Abad, Central desert (Kavir) of Iran, Semnan, Province
UNDP / GEF Small Grants Programme project page

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Chodari baby camel
Chodari baby camel

Overall objective: The project goal is to apply the indigenous knowledge of local community to revive the customary management of natural resources in their territory particularly for conserving the rangeland flora diversity, decreasing pressure on rangelands, running income and wealth generation activities to cope with climate change effects, achieving sustainable management of natural resources, livelihood improvement, prevention of sand dunes and coping with desertification in the area.

Specific objectives:

  • Participatory planning and implementation for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources particularly for 10-15 hectares of rangelands;
  • Preparation and presentation of a project proposal on: “Production of Irrigated Fodder” and follow-up with relevant government organisations;
  • Income and wealth generation activities through an aquaculture unit for livelihood improvement of the community;
  • Field Survey and participatory action research on “A model for camel herding and its relations with natural resources”;
  • Documentation, poster, photos, video production, brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint, etc., as appropriate.

Project activities and outputs are:

  • A baseline on the herd natural capacity of the area and comparison to the number of herds in the area
  • Participatory planning and implementation for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources particularly for 10-15 hectares of rangelands with keeping the herds in the area in balance with the natural capacity of the area
  • Preparation and follow up with relevant government agencies on implementation of the : “Production of Irrigated Fodder”
  • Income and wealth generation activities through an aquaculture unit for livelihood improvement of the community;
  • Field Survey and participatory action research on “A model for camel herding and its relations with natural resources” as long as the herds are watched and not released freely in the territory

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