Integrated Land and Ecosystem Management to Combat Land Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh
What is the Project About
Despite watershed development over the last decade, unsustainable land management practices have been both cause and consequence of the livelihoods’ crisis of tribal and rural communities in Madhya Pradesh. The project, in partnership with the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, funded by Global Environment Facility, aims to remove barriers to promoting sustainable rural livelihoods, and provide a broader range of livelihood options for the tribal/rural poor.
What Have We Accomplished So Far
- Increase in incomes of 800 families that treat 7,400 hectares of degraded bamboo forests
- Improved protection and management of forests through greater community involvement
- Recharge of groundwater and improvements in soil moisture through construction of micro check dams in Ambada and Tamiya ranges of south and west Chhindwara forest divisions
Funding Support by
|Donor Name||Amount Contributed|
|Global Environment Facility (GEF)||US$ 5,763,000|
Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years
Stories of Change
Protectors of the Forest: Communities Reverse Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh
A UNDP partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh has helped in restoring over 14,000 hectares of land, reducing soil erosion and raising the incomes of local communities by as much as 40 percent.
Reversing Land Degradation in Madhya Pradesh
Watch how a UNDP partnership with the Government of Madhya Pradesh is restoring 14,000 hectares of land, reducing deforestation and soil erosion, and raising family incomes of over 700 households by nearly 40 percent
A Forest of Opportunities
The video shows how with support from the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Global Environment Facility, UNDP is promoting protection, cultivation and use of bamboo in Madhya Pradesh. Implemented in the districts of Betul, Chhindwara, Umaria, Siddhi, Singrauli, the project has increased the incomes of 800 families that treat nearly 14,500 hectares of degraded bamboo forests. Greater community efforts and involvement has also improved protection and management of forests. Construction of micro check dams in the forests of Chhindwara has recharged groundwater and improved soil moisture of the area.