Environmental preservation and sustainable livelihood activities in Omulokpo, Okpokwu LGA. Benue state.
Omulokpo has a population of about 12,000 people who are mostly subsistence farmers. Uncontrolled bush burning is a common practice in Omulokpo, which has led to destruction of natural vegetation and habitats, and has caused adverse weather effects with severe negative impacts on the general population. Therefore the project is undertaking activities to dissuade this practice through the establishment of bye laws for the conservation of community forest that spans across 10 hectares of land and provision of sustainable alternative livelihood activities. Project activities will include; advocacy and establishment of bye law on community forest protection; Training of 200 women and 200 youths on composting; bee keeping/honey production and harvesting and sales to improve income generating activities and economic standard of living of the people Training of 200 women and 200 youths on construction/management of ponds for fish and other crustaceans. The fish pond will be managed by Otabo and trained community volunteers. Fish produced will be sold to community members at below market rate value to boost profits and household income. Formation of forest guards/vigilantes to support community initiatives for sustainable forest preservation, planting of 1000 oil palm and 1000 Moringa trees to help reduce the effects of climate
Otabo Women and Youth empowerment foundation
Area Of Work:
Project activities completed, final reports pending
|Mrs Mary Idoko|
Omulokpo Ekeh OKPOKWU L.G.A
Okpokwu LGA Benue ,