MOBILISING Local people to check the devastating affects of NYPA Palm in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
MOBILISING Local people to check the devastating affects of NYPA Palm in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The project objectives are to mobilize local people to protect the environment of the Niger Delta against the devastating effects of Nypa Palm, create awareness of the economic use of the plant and check further encroachment into the mangroves ecosystem

Due to Nypa palm fast growing ability, it has colonized the region displacing the natural mangrove vegetation thereby reducing the biodiversity of the area notably crabs, oysters and periwinkles. In addition considerable portions of the coastlines and shorelines of the region are increasingly lost to the gregarious plant thereby impeding navigation of water bodies due to the clogging of waterways and propellers of river crafts by the plant resulting in marine accidents and disruption of many socio-economic activities notably fishing and marine transport business. Other problems include landslide, flood and erosion.
Specific activities to be carried out includes; consultations with community members, government officials, and other stakeholders, awareness campaigns and training workshops setting up demonstration centres and sites, setting up collection points of Nypa Palm seeds in communities, organize enlightenment campaign and training on how to produce fuel from the parts of Nypa palm which will involve community members, government officials, and other stakeholders.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Centre for Integrated Development initiatives
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 26,400.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,278.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/2010/029
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr Raphael Ogali
Phone: 08064304979
Email: cidingo@yahoo.com
 

Address

204 Bonny Street, Port Harcourt or 216 Victoria Street,Port Harcourt
Port Harcourt , South south ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs Ibironke Olubamise
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:
Ms Rose Agbo
Phone:
+2347082648989
Email:

Address

C/O UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone, Central Business District, FCT
Abuja, West Africa, 90001