III. CASE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION PROJECT IN MALAKAND DIVISION
OF NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE
[ III-A | III-B
| III-C | III-D
| III-E | III-F
| III-G | III-H
| III-I | III-J
| III-K | III-L
| III-M | III-N ]
The main purposes of the project are to help stabilize the ecology of the project area and improve the living environment of the local people through sustainable afforestation, forest management, soil conservation and range management activities. Those activities will be carried out with the increasingly greater involvement of the local population.
The specific objectives of the project are:
- To restore vegetative cover to the denuded hillsides, and increase the production of fuelwood, fodder and timber to meet the increasing local demand for those products;
- To increase agricultural productivity through the application of proper soil conservation techniques and improved agronomic practices;
- To increase animal production and the income of small livestock owners by rehabilitating their degraded pasture land and rangeland, and improving their management abilities;
- To encourage the participation of local land owners/users and other villagers in the planning and management of assets on their lands in a more sustainable way than is being done at present;
- To explore and put in place institutional arrangements both at the government and local institutional level which will offer greater promise of sustainability for activities in the post-project period.