Discovering the active approach of GCCA in Tanzania is now easierEcovillage project in Tanzania thanks to a range of fact sheets and case studies recently published on the GCCA+ community. In case you have missed them, find below the topics and the link to download them.

GCCA Tanzania, 10 case studies and fact sheets:

1. New technology on the island of Pemba – a case study

“The Scalable Resilience: Outspreading Islands of Adaptation” project on the island of Pemba. The tablet-based data collection and analysis system known as FieldVIEW analyses the data against the project indicators to provide real-time, high-level evaluation of progress.

2. Increasing resilience to climate change in Pemba - a fact sheet

“The Scalable Resilience: Outspreading Islands of Adaptation” project on the island of Pemba. Activities include tree planting, agroforestry, renewable energy generation, and rainwater harvesting as well as permaculture kitchen gardens.

3. EcoACT, Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change - a case study

EcoACT (Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania) has been working with a selected group of farmers to produce quality declared seeds to enable local farmers to sell and purchase good seeds at a good price. It has introduced the Quality Declared Seed (QDS) Production Model. Seeds have been distributed to over 2,500 farmers, a majority of which are female.

4. EcoACT, Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change - a fact sheet

The EcoAct (Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania) project increases the capacity of vulnerable communities living in semi-arid rural Tanzanian locations to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change for improved livelihoods.

5. ECOBOMA, Ecological Monitoring for Rangelands Management - a case study

The ECOBOMA project has been carrying out ecological monitoring to assess the future viability of rangelands to facilitate   adaptation to the effects of climate change. In close collaboration with local pastoralist communities, the project has successfully piloted an ecological monitoring protocol, the ECOBOMA model.

6. ECOBOMA, a Climate Resilient Model for Maasai Steppe Pastoralists - a fact sheet

ECOBOMA aims to improve and increase the capacity of vulnerable Maasai Pastoralists in the Arumeru District by adapting and increasing their resilience to the adverse effects of climate change.

7. Passing on the Gift Approach: Igunga Eco-Village - a case study

The Igunga Eco-village project aims at increasing the resilience of 9 local farmer communities. Through a Farmer Field School (FFS) approach, farmer groups are trained on a wide range of proven climate adaptation technologies, including integrated pest control, tree planting and renewable energy sources.

8. The latest Igunga Eco-village - a fact sheet

The eco-village approach integrates interventions in a range of sectors (water, energy, agriculture and livestock, gender, HIV/Aids) in order to improve climate change resilience and reduce poverty in a sustainable way. Best practices are shared amongst the project participants and to the outside world.

9. Fuelwood Energy Saving Stoves in East Usambara - a case study

The project works with 8 communities adjoining the high biodiversity of forests of the East Usambara Mountains, with the specific objectives of increasing and diversifying their incomes, strengthening their resilience and reducing their vulnerability to the effects of climate change. One activity, for instance, focuses on encouraging villagers to use fuelwood efficient stoves, which cuts down on firewood consumption and helps conserve nearby forests.

10. Climate Change Adaptation in the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania – a fact sheet

Effective and efficient strategies to support poor, rural households in Tanzania to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change and alleviate poverty. The project supports 8 communities living close  to forests with high biodiversity in Misalai and Zirai Wards to increase and diversify incomes of local households, strengthen their resilience and their reduce vulnerability to climate change-related impacts.


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