Socio-Economic Empowerment of Communities in Delta State through Phytoremedication of oil spill degraded lands in Emde Isoko South LGA Delta State (Remedication using High Plants)
Socio-Economic Empowerment of Communities in Delta State through Phytoremedication of oil spill degraded lands in Emde Isoko South LGA Delta State (Remedication using High Plants)
Emede, with a population of over 20,000 of which 85% are farmers and fishermen, is a low-lying land in the tropical rainforest zone with rainfall of over 1,700mm per annum and prone to annual inundation. Recurring oil spillages for over 50 years and poor remediation effort has resulted in degradation of land area of >300 hectares. A pilot project by ICD supported by GEF SGP (2011) on ½ hectare in a section of the said land attained Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon(TPH) concentration reduction from 40,000mg/kg to 980mg/kg within six months of using phytoremediation technique(using higher plants). This is far below the Environmental Guidelines and Standards for Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (EGASPIN) requirement of 5,000mg/kg. The project in addition built the capacity of 25 community people. This repeat project is to consolidate the gains of the first, reclaim some of the remaining degraded lands and mobilize to empower more stakeholders to embrace the methodology and on their own reclaim more land in the area. This project will replicate the method to recover >50hectares of degraded land area in Emede/other communities and to enhance livelihoods activities through the development of 25 SMEs/businesses around phytoremediation value chain. The planned activities are: (A) Set up 7 Member Project Board(PB)from Community, ICD, LGA, State Ministry of Environment and Delta State University: (B) Project design, Implementation and Assessment: (C)Securing, acquisition and preparation of Project Site; procurement/clearing of land (D)Preliminary Works: mild tillage, baseline data on concentration of pollutants, and stocking (E) Sampling and Laboratory Analysis: Soil/water Sampling five times at regular 2-month intervals plus Analysis and Results. (F) Training and capacity building: 25 persons (Emede), neighbouring communities (20 persons), Oil Spill/Remediation Contractors (5), Oil Company representatives (5), Government MDAs (6) and Delta State University. (4) (G) Replication and scale-up to cover 50hectares of land: Graduates from programme will establish 5 sites at Emede,5 sites in other neighbouring communities. (i) Advocacy/Consultative Engagement: to secure the formal adoption of the technique by government and 1nos. oil companies/ 5nos. service providers in the remediation business.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Country:
Nigeria
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 19,424.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,000.00
Project Number:
NGA/SGP/OP5/Y4/STAR/LD/17/06
Status:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

No 104C Airport Road, Worri
Delta , emede ,

SGP Country office contact

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

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