Conservation and Restoration of Fish Stock in Ibeshe Area of Lagos Lagoon at Ibeshe Headquarter,Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria
Conservation and Restoration of Fish Stock in Ibeshe Area of Lagos Lagoon at Ibeshe Headquarter,Ikorodu Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria
Project goal is to enhance restoration and conservation of the lagoon fish biodiversity and enhance the community’s livelihood.Project activities will include:awareness creation of environmental issues; review and evaluation of applicable laws and agreements and their enforcement in Ibeshe Headquarters; advocacy for the establishment of community conservation bye-law for the Lagoon; establishment of strategies for effective local policies and conservation of fish and the Lagoon biodiversity at Ibeshe Headquarters, training on aquaculture for fish farming and modern fish farming methods, construction of 1fish hatchery and pond to increase harvest & sale of fishes; Enhancement of the Fishermen and Fish Sellers’ Associations for effectiveness and better management of fish farming and selling and environmental consciousness; construction of 1borehole, construction of 100kg capacity energy saving fish drying kilnSeveral years of unsustainable fishing in the Lagos Lagoon by farmers composing of over 5,000 of the farmers in Ibeshe community, has led to reduction in biodiversity of the Lagos Lagoon and the community has been experiencing dwindling fish catches. These have drastically affected the lagoon biodiversity and its ecosystem and their means of livelihood

8. Key Outputs, Outcomes and Innovations. What were the key outputs that make your project stand out and were critical to the success of the project?
o Community was fully enthusiastic about the whole project. It was a welcome intervention that will help the community address their long- standing erosion problems. The community had made several efforts to address the erosion problem through self-help with no lasting solution.
o They saw the project as opportunity to learn about environmental issues, and to empower them to address the issues.
o While the project targeted few members of the community, the project recorded total support and participation of the entire community because of their disposition to outside help and their perceived benefits of a successful and full participation.
o There was full support by the leadership of the community, and transparency in the project implementation which enhanced the activities and the deliverable.
o Construction of 621 Metre of Drainages System within the town at seven different locations to address the menace of erosion and land degradation. It prevents water accumulation that can lead to flooding by directing the water away from the houses in the main community drainage; and also improves the visual quality of the community landscape.
o Training of 30 women and 12 men to fabricate, maintain and use smokeless and firewood saving stoves. It reduces their dependence on firewood.
o Training the community (46 famers) on the importance of agroforestry to maximize the productivity of a piece of land through by integrating forest trees/shrubs with agricultural crops most suitable and appropriate to their local environment for maximum benefits. At least three of the farmers have already put the training into practice with good results.
o Training of the famers on Organic Compost: The incorporation of plants or animal materials into soil to improve soil fertility and reduce the need for artificial fertilizer and chemical. As at now, about 3 of the beneficiaries produced their own compost used it in their farms.
o Training 28 men and 22 women on domestic production of Grass cutters (Cane Rat) locally called Oya. Only one cage with one set family of four was provided to the community for the demonstration. The plan was that, when these ones begin to give birth, they will be given to other households that took part in the training and over time all interested households will have a set
o Planting of 600 economic trees: 200 seedlings of palm trees and 400 cashew seeds were planted. The total size of the land used for the planting is 32,000sqm, about 3.2 hectares.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
KEEP AND TEND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 36,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,000.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y2/CORE/BD/12/20
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Grantee Contact

Mr Dimeji Salaudeen
Phone: 08033255846
Email: katedigreen@gmail.com
 

Address

5B, Environmental Crescent, Unilag Estate, i, Lagos.
Magodo-Isher Lagos , South West ,

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