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KALAMA ACTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (KADEG) a non-partisan and non-profit making community based organization (CBO) .The organization was formed in 2005 with an aim of conserving the environment in its area of operation. It covers Kalama Division which has four locations. KALAMA ACTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (KADEG) has been supported by DANIDA through Community Development Trust Fund - CEF to implement a three-year project which includes a number of environmental conservation and community livelihood improvement activities within KALAMA DIVISION. 

  • Vegetable farming
  • Tree planting
  • sand dams
  • Tree nurseries
  • Bee keeping
  • Terraces
 

OPEN VEGETABLE GARDEN FARMING

   1.0. Objective

To increase income and improved food security, access and consumption to a level of having three balanced meals a day

 2.0.   Methodology

a)       Mobilization of the Self Help Groups with interest in accessing quality/certified seeds, conservation and production of excess green vegetables.

b)      Training of 20 ToTs on open vegetable production, dry land seeds multiplication and vegetable solar drying technology.

c)       Focused group discussions/

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Tree Planting initiatives

Kadeg's tree plantings with rural communities, particularly youth and Women , is to help them address their needs for essential basic services such as water, fertile soil, and a healthy ecosystem through planting trees on critical watersheds.  Tree planting on private lands provides community groups with fuel wood, food and sustainable livelihoods. Planting trees on public lands and mountain catchments helps to reduce environmental destruction - halting erosion through

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Construction of Sand dams

Objectives

ü  To avail water for domestic, livestock and small scale irrigation

ü  To conserve water catchment areas (streams and rivers) through sand accumulation

ü  To create micro climate modulation in areas along river banks

ü  To restore and raise water table in streams and rivers

Methodology/strategy

· The projects engage qualified artisans from within the community with recommendations from the community, provincial administration and the MOW.

·  The MOW provides the

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Establishment of commercial tree nurseries

Two commercial agro forestry and fruit tree nurseries have been established each with a capacity of 250,000 tree seedlings. The nurseries produce high quality seedlings under the care of the supported CBO groups. The group nurseries supply seedlings to be planted during tree planting campaigns in public places and private farms to establish woodlots. In addition, the nurseries form a source of income for group

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1.1 Introduction

 

The purpose of bee-keeping is to produce and sell honey and by-products. Beekeeping is the acts of nurturing and nursing bees with the aim of diversifying socio-economic of the beneficiaries involved. Bees are pollinators which help in fertilization of flowering plants and this has importance to farmers because it improves crop yields.

This project activity is aimed at supporting groups which has historical background in apiary

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Terraces and cut off layout and construction

Objectives

ü  To promote soil conservation techniques

ü  Restore soil fertility in degraded areas

ü  To increase crop yields and reduce malnutrition impacts within the community

ü  To control soil erosion in Kalama division

Outputs

·         10,000 Meters terraces made

·         80ToTs on soil and water conservation measures

·         Improved soil fertility in degraded areas

·         Increased crop production

·         Community practising terraces and cut off drains in their garden

Methodology

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