WP1: Village landscape management
Under WP1, village communities are engaged in designing low-carbon emission strategies at the landscape level through Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP).
Existing land use planning are revisited to analyze the spatial distribution of land use types and to define possible improved use towards enhanced incomes and livelihoods, and increased resilience to climatic events. The implementation of the collectively agreed upon new village land use plan will then be negotiated between the village community, district officers, and private sector (i.e. traders) with the support of project facilitators.
The translation of the land use plan into a Community Agricultural Development Plan (CADP) requires the mobilization of all village households in the definition of a strategic plan for the management of the village resources and of the priority issues to be addressed by the project and those of its activities, e.g. agriculture, livestock, non-timber forest products (NTFPs), the villagers are willing to test (e.g. the introduction of innovations within demonstration plots on main units of the village landscape) and the time frame for dissemination in their village.
The Village Land Management Committee (VLMC) will be in charge of CADP coordination with the support of the project facilitators. They will then propose the introduction of technical and organizational innovations adapted to their local conditions (i.e. biophysical context, socioeconomics, gender and ethnicity) in the framework of Work Package 2 (WP2).
The main operations related to WP1 are presented below
|Diagnosis||1D1. Study of agrarian systems and development trajectories|
|1D2. Village level diagnostic study - baseline|
|Action||1A1. Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP)|
|1A2. Community-based Agricultural Development Plan (CADP)|
|Monitoring||1M1. Engaging village communities in monitoring changes|
|1M2. Assessing village resilience to climate change|