Rehabilitation of degraded land in Molalatau.
Rehabilitation of degraded land in Molalatau.
There is an ongoing debate on the degree of land degradation in communal areas. Many rural Batswana attribute range degradation to inadequate rainfall. Molalatau is a drought prone and excessively overgrazed area in eastern Botswana.

This project will focus on developing simple assessment techniques that will allow farmers in the affected areas to understand and plan appropriate intervention measures to address land degradation with little external intervention. The project will combine modern techniques with indigenous knowledge.The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate community driven land management practises that could reduce or alleviate land degradation and its subsequent loss of biodiversity in the communal areas.

The successful implementation of this project will result in the identification of appropriate intervention measures that could be applied in the semi-arid ecosystems that are the most susceptible to erosion. To this end FONSAG together with the farmers in the project area decided to embark on a project that would identify the causes of land degradation through rapid biological/ecological and social assessment, and explore appropriate interventions.
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Project Snapshot

Forum for Sustainable Agriculture
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 23,004.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Diana Mompoloki


Private Bag BO 136
Gaborone ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
+267 363-3767
Mr Baboloki Autlwetse


UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC