United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Lutte anti - érosive et contre le réchauffement climatique

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    Intro

    Historical overview of the Association The Association of Volunteers for Community Development, “AVODEC”, is a non-profit association, acting as a Non-Governmental Development Organization, “NGDO” under Congolese law, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, registered under No. 92./8238, bearing acknowledgment of receipt in lieu of the legal personality of the Ministry of Justice N ° JUST.GS/SG/20/215/2005. VISION: AVODEC's vision is the self-support of Farmers 'Organizations by Farmers' Organizations, whose supervision involves demonstration plots for proper ownership and sustainability of actions. In other words, promote Community Development through the Community. Mission: AVODEC is an ASBL whose mission is: "development for and by grassroots communities". Its purpose is the global change which takes place from a dialectical perspective and which brings together the economic, technical and socio - cultural dimensions. The spirit of volunteerism is one of the assets for the success of AVODEC initiatives at the grassroots. Activities: • AVODEC intervenes mainly in the following areas: Agriculture, which is the hobbyhorse and which consists in supporting grassroots communities by providing them with quality agricultural inputs (improved seeds and healthy cassava cuttings, processing agricultural products, development of agricultural feeder roads, etc.); Breeding; Agroforestry: consists in combating global warming by planting trees in cultivated areas. • Education: special emphasis is placed on the education of poor children and the fight against illiteracy among adults. • Community health: consists of the promotion in rural areas of primary health care at a lower cost. • Gender: operation which consists of supervising vulnerable women in income-generating activities. • The environment: the objective of which is to fight against pollution of various origins, both in rural and urban areas, in particular, the fight against erosion, and the sanitation of public areas. IV. RESOURCES AVODEC's resources come mainly from membership fees, donations, bequests, self-financing activities, possible state subsidies, and support from Development Partners.

    Description

    The purpose of this project is to contribute to the improvement of road infrastructures, to the fight against erosion, to the development of agricultural service roads, to the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the populations targeted by the reinforcement of the coverage. plant, and soil conservation. Specifically this project aims to: • Stop the progression of 3 heads of erosion which cut the national road n ° 2, connecting the capital of the territory to the rest of the rural town of Luiza; • Restore the 20,000 meters of two 4 avenues destroyed by these erosion heads, in order to allow the peasant populations affected by this damage, to evacuate their agricultural products to the city markets and to stock up on basic necessities; • Reduce the erosion process by setting up anti-erosion structures and planting trees; • Create 200 temporary jobs per rotation while making the most of the area's available resources; due to 50 agents per axis to be developed, • Plant 6,000 anti – erosion and fertilizer tree seedlings to restore deeply destroyed vegetative tissue; • Protect spring beds and river banks using bamboo cuttings.

    Contribution to SDG Implementation

    SDG 15 (Life on land): which consists of preserving and restoring terrestrial ecosystems, ensuring that they are used in a sustainable manner, managing forests sustainably, combating desertification, halting and reversing the process of land degradation and end to the loss of biodiversity;  SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) which aims to ensure that cities and human settlements are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.  SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals) which aims to strengthen the means to implement and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development  SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth): which aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all by creating 206 jobs for the benefit of the peasant populations affected by these erosions  SDG 13 (Measures relating to the fight against climate change) which aims to take urgent measures to fight against climate change and its repercussions *, by the fact that the trees that will be planted will also be used for reforest the areas and may therefore reduce, in a way, the effects of global warming in this area.  SDG 1 (No poverty) which aims to eliminate poverty in all its forms and everywhere in the world, by the fact that this project will be able to create at least 200 jobs for the benefit of the beneficiary farmers

    Implementation methodologies

    The project will be implemented in the rural municipality of Luiza, the capital of the Territory of Luiza. The implementation approach will consist of identifying environmental engineers who will train men, women and young people in manual roadwork techniques and who will be able to supervise at the same time the said works during their implementation. The identification and selection of road menders from among the unemployed volunteers in the community. Project duration: this project will last 6 months, the first of which will be devoted strictly to the official launch of the project, the recruitment and training of staff, the purchase of tools, materials and project inputs. The 4 months will be devoted to carrying out the activities themselves, in particular, the reestablishment of collapsed avenues, the channeling of runoff water, the installation of anti - erosion structures and the planting of anti - erosion trees. Planned activities • Selection of beneficiaries using vulnerability criteria pre-established by AVODEC. • Training for beneficiaries on manual cantonniers techniques by IMO method, • Establishment of soil conservation structures by channeling water from torrential rains; • Planting of seedlings; more precisely with anti - erosion trees (Vetiver, Chinese bamboo and Acacia). • Monitoring & evaluation, and preparation of activity reports

    Results

    Expected results • Control erosion over 5000 meters on either side of 4 avenues destroyed by the crossing of 3 erosion heads, • Close the 3 erosion heads to connect the Chief town of the Territory to the center of the city, • Allow peasant populations living in localities and neighborhoods isolated by these erosions to dispose of their agricultural products and stock up on basic necessities; • Set up anti-erosion structures made up of 20,000 linear meters of living hedges of cuttings of all kinds, including bamboo, Vetiver and Acacia. • Acquire 6000 seedlings, including 2000 bamboo, 2000 vetiver and 2000 acacia; • Create 200 jobs while prioritizing labor and local resources, in order to contribute to economic development in this peasant community. • Train the peasant population on soil conservation techniques and environmental protection. • Preserve the vegetation cover of the area, the slopes thanks to soil conservation works. • Improve the socio-economic and environmental situation of inhabitants of neighborhoods and localities affected by erosion in the area through soil conservation and reforestation of areas. • The 5000 meters are well controlled on both sides of 4 avenues destroyed by the crossing of 3 erosion heads, • The 3 erosion heads are closed and the Chief town of the Territory is connected to the city center, • The 4 main avenues connecting the capital of the Territory to the city center and to the other localities of the Territory have been developed. • Anti-erosion structures made up of 20,000 linear meters of living hedges made from bamboo, Vetiver and Acacia cuttings are put in place to curb the erosion process; • 6000 seedlings, including 2000 bamboo, 2000 vetiver and 2000 acacia, are acquired and planted; • Peasants have easy access to the center of the city to evacuate their agricultural products and obtain basic necessities; • 200 jobs are created while giving priority to labor as well as local resources, • The socio-economic and environmental situation of residents of neighborhoods and localities affected by erosion in the area are improved through soil conservation and reforestation of areas. • The vegetation cover of the area and the slopes are protected thanks to soil conservation works. • The peasant population is trained in soil conservation techniques and environmental protection. Potential outcome of the project • The 5000 meters are well controlled on both sides of 4 avenues destroyed by the crossing of 3 erosion heads, • The 3 erosion heads are closed and the Chief town of the Territory is connected to the city center, • The 4 main avenues connecting the capital of the Territory to the city center and to the other localities of the Territory have been developed. • Anti-erosion structures made up of 20,000 linear meters of living hedges made from bamboo, Vetiver and Acacia cuttings are put in place to curb the erosion process; • 6000 seedlings, including 2000 bamboo, 2000 vetiver and 2000 acacia, are acquired and planted; • Peasants have easy access to the center of the city to evacuate their agricultural products and obtain basic necessities; • 200 jobs are created while giving priority to labor as well as local resources, • The socio-economic and environmental situation of residents of neighborhoods and localities affected by erosion in the area are improved through soil conservation and reforestation of areas. • The vegetation cover of the area and the slopes are protected thanks to soil conservation works. • The peasant population is trained in soil conservation techniques and environmental protection.

    Factors and Constraints

    This initiative will be able to succeed thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and their firm commitment to meet these challenges which hamper the development of our peasant communities. The local contribution of beneficiaries, which is expressed in their availability and their volunteer spirit, is of inestimable value. AVODEC intends to invest in this project which offers three major advantages at the same time, in particular: the fight against the progression of erosion; the fight against the effects of global warming, by planting trees which will be able to recycle devastated forests; and the recycling of arable soils through the fertilizing effect of the trees that will be planted (Vetiver, Acacia and Chinese bamboo). Further on, the mature Acacia trees will also be used for the production of wood and embers, a natural source of energy used for housework in this community. AVODEC is also counting on the support of its partners for the total success of this initiative, in particular, the United Nations for financial support, the ASPV, ADAP - EL, the OVD and Roads Offices for the support. technique and material. The constraints that this initiative may encounter are perhaps the lack of funding, the effects of runoff from torrential rains, the shortage of tree seedlings to plant. To circumvent the effects of torrential rains, we plan to start work during the rare rainy season (between August and November) and finish between the months of January & February during heavy rains to promote seedling growth. To get around the shortage of tree seedlings, we are going to organize sprouts to increase seedling production. This technique will constitute a great innovation for the community, which will have to capitalize on it, finally, to perpetuate reforestation activities in order to fight against global warming and recycle arable land.

    Sustainability and replicability

    This project intervenes not only in the fight against the progression of erosion, but also intervenes in the fight against global warming, by the fact of the planted trees which will be able to recycle the devastated forests; and in the fight against food insecurity by recycling arable soils through the fertilizing effect of trees, in particular Vetiver, Acacia and Chinese bamboo. Further on, the mature Acacia trees will also be used for the production of wood and embers, a natural source of energy used for housework in this community.

    COVID-19 Impact

    Bien que le projet n’aie pas encore commencé pour estimer l’impact de la COVID – 19 sur l’initiative, mais en amont, nous pouvons déjà projeter certains effets de la COVID – 19 qui pourront impacter le bon déroulement de l’initiative, entre autre : la réduction des effectifs du personnel à engager pour augmenter les efforts et accélérer la réalisation de l’initiative, la réduction de la capacité physique du personnel probablement affecté par la COVID – 19, et les coûts supplémentaires pour mettre en place certains dispositifs édictés pour faire respecter les mesures barrières de la lutte contre la COVID – 19, tels que : les dispositifs de lavage des mains sur les sites ; les solutions hydro – alcooliques ; les cache – nez à distribuer au personnel. Pour pallier à ces coûts accessoires, l’AVODEC pourra encourager les efforts de ses volontaires pour la production des cache – nez dans ses ateliers de couture opérationnels ; et sensibiliser les prestataires sur le respect de la distanciation sociale et l’utilisation les moyens traditionnels de désinfection des mains en cas de force majeure, tel que l’utilisation de la cendre à la place du savon ou de l’alcool.

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    Organization/entity
    Association des Volontaires pour le Développement Communautaire "AVODEC"
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    Geographical coverage

    Notre projet n'est pas réalisé en déhors de notre, mais sera implémenté au niveau sous - national; notamment, dans une commune rurale du Territoire de Luiza, dans la Province du Kasaï - Central, en R.D. Congo

    Timeline
    01 April 2021 (start date)
    20 December 2022 (date of completion)
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    Countries
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
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    Contact Information

    Pascal, Coordonnateur Régional AVODEC / Kasaï