Soil Conservation and Rehabilitation

The Goal of the Project is Sustainable approaches to broad-based soil conservation and rehabilitation supported.

Activities to be provided

         ► Situation analysis and selection of pilot areas

Identify and analyse relevant stakeholders in the three pilot counties

  • Organize kick-off workshop at county level;
  • Identify and analyse stakeholders in soil conservation issues and their networks;

Conduct study analysing the use of resources in selected watersheds

  • Collect and analyse relevant secondary data;
  • Collect primary data (production systems, cropping patterns, soil quality) in selected villages;
  • Summarise results in the form of a report.

Analyse and select intervention areas for cooperation

  • Rank watersheds and choose priority areas;
  • Conduct participatory planning workshops at the communal level;
  • Sign and announce cooperation agreements.
  • Support target groups in planning of soil conservation measures

        ► Support WRUA and other stakeholders at watershed level in planning soil conservation strategies

  • Plan organisational framework and invite stakeholders to the planning process;
  • Conduct strategy workshops; and
  • Develop and validate strategy for integrated soil fertility management at watershed level.

Agree on specific actions for integrated soil fertility management

  • Invite suitable intermediary organizations (government, NGOs, private sector) to the planning process;
  • Conduct planning workshops; and
  • Develop action plans and agreed on support to be provided by facilitators.

Define processes for implementing the action plan

  • Define stakeholder responsibilities;
  • Set timeframes and resources for implementation (plans of operations); and
  • Institutionalize local bodies for management and monitoring.


        ►Advise and support implementation of joint soil conservation measures

Support target groups in planning and implementing community soil conservation and rehabilitation investments