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Stakeholders and their sustainability goals Print

The area and people
This zone, where the populations live essentially on the arboriculture, the rain fed crops, and the breeding, suffers of big droughts. The problems of lands degradation in this zone are the erosion by water; the other problems are the division of lands (raise a problem for the construction of big construction) and the poverty.

 

Added value of DESIRE for stakeholders
Involvement in testing one or more methodologies.

 

Study site stakeholder workshops
3 days of workshop organized in dialogue with the governor of Médenine where were present about ten researchers of the IRA, 2 NGOs (AJZ + APB) and a technician of the CRDA (service of the state). This small group visited 2 farmers on 2 different sites. Then the last day the farmers and the other participants (farmers, person in charge of association) were invited to elaborate an assessment.  

 

Limitations for spontaneous implementation of soil and water conservation practices
Problems of workforce to maintain the building after constructions. The young peoples leave this territory to join cities.

 

Stakeholder groups
National level

  • The focal UNCCD point at the Ministry of Environment and sustainable development
  • Ministry of Agriculture and water resources and particularly the divisions of Soil and water conservation, forestry, water resources
  • Ministry of Development
  • Research institutions: INRAT, INGREF, IO
  • National farmer union (UTAP)
  • Grazing and livestock breeding agency (OEP)
  • Outreach and agricultural extension agency (AVFA)
  • Universities: IRESA, University of Tunis, University of Gabès

Regional/local level

  • Province council and particularly the regional commission for combating desertification
  • Regional directorate of the environment (south east)
  • Schools (primary and secondary)

 

Sustainability goals

Goal 1 Conservation of biological diversity
Goal 2 Maintenance of productive capacity of pasture and agriculture ecosystem
Goal 3 Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources
Goal 4 Maintenance of vegetation cover health and vitality
Goal 5 Maintenance of vegetation cover contribution to global carbon cycles and climate change mitigation
Goal 6 Maintenance and enhancement of long-term multiple social and economic benefits
Goal 7 Streamlining and simplification of policy and legal instruments
Goal 8 Provide agricultural and pasture lands to balance opportunities with the protection of ecological systems

Source: expert estimate, study site leaders and national policy plans.

 

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