Rehabilitation of coastal areas through agroforestry reforestation

Gervais Munyororo Yade
Published: 19 May 2016
Last edited: 28 March 2019
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Summary

To cope with the loss of aquatic biodiversity, PAEDE (Program to support Arable and Livestock Farmers for Local Development) formed the local community in sustainable techniques of agronomy and aims to raise the political, administrative and traditional awareness. The goal is to adopt fishing regulations, to incorporate coastal areas in protected areas and to facilitate the adoption of a law for their management.

Classifications

Region
West and Central Africa
Scale of implementation
Local
National
Ecosystem
Coastal forest
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Theme
Coastal and marine spatial management
Fisheries and aquaculture
Mitigation
Challenges
Land and Forest degradation
Loss of Biodiversity
Unsustainable harvesting incl. Overfishing
Ecosystem loss
Lack of alternative income opportunities
Lack of technical capacity
Lack of public and decision maker’s awareness
Poor governance and participation
Lack of food security

Location

Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Challenges

Deforestation, unsustainable fishing in Lake Kivu and habitat destruction. Overfishing, use of unsuitable nets and poor control of fishing activities by maritime services have led to a decrease of the fry stock in waters of Lake Kivu. A depletion of the algae population can also be attributed to their overexploitation by farmers, who use them for weaving mats. The private sale of coastal areas, and activities (deforestation, agriculture) threaten the integrity of the zone.

Beneficiaries

Farmers in the Kabuno Golf, islands fishermen, farmers, breeders, dealers or traders enrolled in the coastal markets of Goma, Bukavu and Gisenyi in Rwanda, and large landowners exploiting coastal areas.

How do the building blocks interact?

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Réhabilitation des espaces côtiers par le reboisement agro forestier” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Impacts

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Réhabilitation des espaces côtiers par le reboisement agro forestier” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Story

Only available in French. To read this section in French, please download the document "Blue Solution Template in French: ‘Réhabilitation des espaces côtiers par le reboisement agro forestier” from the bottom of this page, under 'Resources'.

Contributed by

Gervais Munyororo Yade Programme d’appui aux Agriculteurs et Eleveurs pour le Développement Endogène (PAEDE)

Other contributors

Programme d’appui aux Agriculteurs et Eleveurs pour le Développement Endogène (PAEDE)