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Community / Land projects / Regeneration of Livelihoods and Landscapes (ROLL) Project

Regeneration of Livelihoods and Landscapes (ROLL) Project

€3419197.657

07/22 - 07/22

Completed

This project is part of

Objectives

Rural communities transform their landscapes and livelihoods by adopting sustainable land management practices, leading to enhanced flow of agro-ecosystem goods and services, climate change resilience and household income diversification.

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The expected benefits will be multiple, encompassing both socio-economic and environmental dimensions. From a socio-economic perspective, the project will improve livelihoods and build resilience of communities and landscapes within the project area, through the creation of 200 sustainable enterprises, increased and diversified income and enhanced food and nutrition security. Other direct benefits include job creation and sustained permanent employment, as well as women empowerment (at least 50%) and youths and improved access to socio-economically important biological resources, such as medicinal plants and thatching grass, water and firewood. The project will support the promotion of alternative energy sources, saving labour/time, water and energy. The alternate energy sources will reduce firewood use, which contributes to soil erosion and general land degradation. The clean and efficient energy sources will reduce women's time to collect firewood. Time and labour saving climate-smart technologies could help improve the livelihoods of women. The project aims to generate more income and agricultural produce while at the same time reducing the labour burden on women and children to improve their livelihoods.The project will build the capacity of 250 stakeholders and communities in 5 districts on land degradation, knowledge enhancement on root causes for landscape degradation, and landscape management. The capacity building will empower at least 50% of women and youth to enhance the SLM and climate-resilient technologies leading to improved crop and livestock production. The envisaged collaborative planning with communities through building coalitions can strengthen social and economic development. Collaborative planning leads to developing a shared community vision, which supports social capital.From an environmental and climate change adaptation standpoint, the project will address environmental degradation, soil erosion and water retention. At least 350,000 ha (ROLL+GEF) of land will be restored through landscape management plans and improved management, including 7500 ha of restored forest and shrub land, 7000 ha of restored agricultural land and 335500 ha of restored rangelands, shrub lands and grasslands. Sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices will be applied on 14,500 ha, including both cropland and rangeland, 250 landscape regeneration coalitions will be formed and operationalised to sustainably manage natural resources and climate risks, and five LDN information hubs will be established as a mechanism for sharing and monitoring data. ROLL’s landscape approach will also mainstream biodiversity conservation as well as habitat and indigenous species protection, and support the management of invasive species and the restoration of more resilient and biodiverse watershed areas for sustainable use. Landscape regeneration has significant potential also in terms of climate change mitigation. Based on analyses carried out through EX-ACT and Global livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM-i), the mitigation co-benefits, including those generated from improved livestock herd and feed management, land use change activities and diversified vegetative cover, will amount to -9 901543 tCO2-eq sequestered over 350,402 ha and during a 20-year lifespan. This will correspond to a carbon balance of -1.4 tCO2-eq per ha and per year.