World Environment Day which is celebrated annually on the 5th day of June, is the United Nations’ most important day for raising global awareness and action for the protection of our environment – it is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. This year’s celebration was under the theme, “Connecting People to Nature”. Nature can only be enjoyed in an environment that is not degraded.
Building on from our past successes, we are poised to do more as we have been able to gather more evidence to inform our decision and implementation of planned objectives towards “Enhancing the productivity of Kplikpa River Basin and Smallholder Farmer Productivity”.
We have been collaborating with the Wildlife Division (WD) of the Forestry Commission to finding a lasting solution to the issues of management conflict within the Kalakpa reserve.
In order to create awareness on wetlands and protect these resources to serve their ecological function, World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on the 2nd of February. “Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods” was the theme for this year’s celebration.
DI project staff in one of several community visits to educate farmers and create awareness on sustainable cocoa production and the need for organized group formation. Farmers along the Weto range were being supported by DI through training in sustainable cocoa production to increase their yield and for opportunity to qualify them for certification.
A community team leader and one of DI’s project staff inspecting a vegetable nursery bed at Kpoeta in the Ho West district. DI supports local communities to engage in conservation initiatives which only deliver long term benefits hence there was the need to engage communities in initiatives that offer short term benefits.
One of the Development Institute’s project officers providing orientation for CREMA Community Resources Management Committee (CRMC) members at Nyagbo Sroe in the Afadjato South district. During the implementation of CREMA, a local management committee was set up in all 18 communities in which the project was being implemented.
On June 10 and June 11, 2015, the Development Institute organized beekeeping training for a farmer group of ten members (five men and five women) at Goviefe-Agodome in the Afadjato South district.