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YearProjectDonorRemarks
2012 - 2013Biodiversity Conservation through the rehabilitation of 2 watersheds and erosion control using the Gabion technique in 4 communities in the regionUNDP Global Environmental FacilityThe Broad Objective of the project is to Improve Environmental condition for livelihood enhancement
Through
The rehabilitation work on the Sare Musa watershed in the Jarra West District will commence through the planting of 20,000 assorted tree species around the shelter belt of the watershed

The training of 100 farmers from 5 communities around these watershed areas on forest conservation techniques.

The protection of erosion prune sites from water erosion activities through the construction and use of 10 Gabion Baskets
2011 - 2012Biodiversity Conservation through the Introduction and Consolidation of Community Forest Management in 20 communities of Jarra Districts of the Lower River DivisionUNDP Global Environmental FacilityOBJECTIVE 1: By the end of the project, 8 communities from the 4 Forestry Administrative Circles in LRR will declare their interest and be allocated 250 hectares of forests for management and potential ownership.

OBJECTIVE 2: Eight community forests at the start up phase will attain the next level of Preliminary Community Forest Management Agreement (PCFMA) status

OBJECTIVE 3: Four community forests at the Preliminary Community Forest Management Agreement (PCFMA) level will attain Consolidated Forest Management Agreement status
2011 - 2012Creating Access to Rice fields for food security Enhancement (CAREEU funded Non State Actors GOAL: Attainment of food self sufficiency and improved standard of living for the people of Jarra West District by
OBJECTIVE: Create a safe and reliable access to rice fields and a baby friendly environment to enhance effective participation of women in rice cultivation in four communities
2011 - 2012These are various community projects focusing on addressing food insecurity thus;
Poultry production
Bee keeping
Rice production
FAO Telefood ProjectThe specific objective is to create alternate sources of income and food for 5 communities in the Lower and Central River Region
2012 - 2013Disaster Risk ReductionIrish aid through Concern UniversalGoal: To ensure that target communities have the skills and assets to prepare for and respond to flooding hazards.

Objectives: To increase global and national DRR policies and budget at government and community levels ; To strengthen the capacity of national level NGOs to deliver and sustain scaled up programs in disaster risk reduction; To enable communities to assess their own vulnerability to flood risk; To encourage and support expanded community-based flood risk management
Main Activities: Training in Sphere, Advocacy, Capacity Building, Participatory Vulnerability Analysis
2004 - 2009The Livelihood Improvement through Institutional Strengthening Food Security and Environmental Management (LIFE) ProjectEuropean UnionProject was jointly implemented by Concern Universal and six local partners including FFHC. It was based on the following objectives which have been successfully achieved.
• Improved women’s contribution toward household income and decision making
• Improved capacity of the local partners
• Improved household income and food security
• Improved horticultural marketing of women farmers in the project area by minimizing constraints by at least 40%
• Reduced incidence of poverty from less than 1 to 1.5 USD per day
• Reduced environmental degradation
2005 - 2009SMILE B (Smallholder Irrigation for Livelihood Enhancement – Business) European UnionTo improve the livelihoods of poor rural and peri-urban population through improved food security, increased household incomes and improved access to potable water (through promotion of affordable, small-scale water-lifting and irrigation technologies)
Specific objectives:
To make affordable, appropriate and small-scale water-lifting and irrigation technologies widely accessible;

Private businesses manufacturing and marketing affordable, high quality appropriate technologies;

To improve the productivity of horticultural activities through improved access to inputs and information;

Enhanced partner capacity to engage in effective social and business development activities
2009 - 2010Expansion and consolidation of community forests in Lower River RegionFAO National Forest Program ( 12 MonthsThe purpose of the grant was
Conduct a baseline study/survey on the status of community forests in the Lower River Region, containing the type of stakeholders, the legal status of the Community Forestry (CF), their forest area and their economic benefits.

Build and strengthen capacities of communities, community forest committees, and service institutions involved in CF in the Region (for example forest fire management, grazing management).

Assist 6 committees to take legal steps towards the establishment of the CF in the Region.

Increase the number of community forest committees in the Region by 30%.

Stimulate community planting of community forests to increase the forest cover

The project was able to register an increment of 2,286.9ha in the pace of 2 years totaling to7553.83 representing 18.3% now under community forest management. This represents an increment of 43.4% of the current coverage on community forestry in the region. The total number of villages now involved and benefiting in community forest management has increased and is now 86 villages
2007 - 2009ExcelDFIDThe purpose was to strengthen the capacities of FFHC particularly in the area
Of Organizational development plan, strategy and program direction, Governance and leadership, Operational structure and decision making process, Human resource management, project cycle management and finance and administration management.