Range Management, Land Reclamation and Fodder Production
This is GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP funded project which TRC and SOLD took initiative on range conservation, land reclamation and fodder production. This initiative falls under category community landscape conservation. Its main focus is capacity development of community based association of farmers on range management, agroforestry for land reclamation and production of fodder.
This is a complementary project that responds to the Polihali communities’ catchment. It addresses the challenges that will be brought about by the construction of Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) dam, which will cause vast amount of rangeland to be inundated by water. Focus communities are Malubalube, Kanana and Popa which are exposed to the ecological challenges as ranges become ceaselessly damaged.
Additionally the project aims to empower communities and strengthen local initiatives in range management, land reclamation for fodder production through capacity building (training workshops and consultative meetings for local authorities (chiefs and councilors), farmers associations, range management committees and herd boys. Animal inventory for establishment of data base that will inform subsequent activities such as animal husbandry, periodic rotational grazing and selection of community range management committees.