Sustainable agroecology initiatives to reduce Polissya landscape land degradation
Sustainable agroecology initiatives to reduce Polissya landscape land degradation
Ukrainian Polissya landscape is characterized by a low amount of humus and insufficient availability of nutrients in the soil. Moreover, the lands still suffer from the consequences of Chornobyl disaster. Therefore, local scientists developed an innovative approach on how to increase economic efficiency and improve the environmental balance. They promote cultivation of niche crops, for example, black cumin, milk thistle, amaranth and others. Niche crops cultivation is an integrated approach to resolve the situation of problematic, eroded and reclaimed lands that not only supports their self-healing and self-regulation, but also through the selection of certain species of plants provides highly efficient and economically attractive lands. Thus, the project goal is aimed at developing, demonstrating and distributing agro-ecological technologies of growing niche cultures as a tool to solve the problem of degraded land in agricultural landscapes of Polissya.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Communities’ Sustainable Development Centre
Country:
Ukraine
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,930.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 22,900.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 20,080.00
Project Number:
UKR/SGP/OP6/Y4/STAR/LD/2019/41
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Gender equality is a part of project policy and all parties participate in project activities on equal base and benefit from project results. The project involved women farmers from the Association of Farmers and Private Landowners of Ukraine in Zhytomyr Oblast, women scientists from Zhytomyr National Agroecological University, and representatives of the Green Zhytomyr Region CSO Network (about 350 women took part in the project). In addition, the Communities’ Sustainable Development Center consists of 70% women; the project coordinator was also a woman.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Introduction of innovative agro-ecological approach supports to increase local farmer’s income as well as decrease land degradation. Moreover, new cultures growing opens new sails markets for local farmers in the EU.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of degraded land rest 150
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 180

Grantee Contact

Ms Svitlana Zhuravel
Phone: +380974881327
Email: community.zt.2019@gmail.com
 

Address

Peremogy, 10
Zhytomyr , Zhytomyr region , 10014

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Svitlana Nigorodova
Phone:
+ 380 44 354 56 90 (ext. 3300)
Email:

Address

10, Lypska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine
, EUROPE AND THE CIS REGION, 01021