The initiative focuses on helping to restore rice fields and mangroves that were once abandoned.
Local communities in coastal areas were supported to face to erosion and coastal pollution.
This solution helped to stop the poaching of sea turtles on the most important nesting beach of Côte d’Ivoire, the beach of Mani-Kablaké located west of the country.
Kawawana (“our local heritage to be preserved by us all”) is an estuarine territory where the ancient governance and management rules –renovated and agreed upon also by the municipal and regional governments – are finally again respected.
The project replanted mangroves in 7.5ha out of 30ha of degraded areas along the shore of the Muni lagoon in Ghana.
PAEDE (Program to support Arable and Livestock Farmers for Local Development) formed the local community in sustainable techniques of agronomy and aims to raise the political, administrative and traditional awareness.
OPED is transforming the local fishing industry by providing energy-efficient alternatives to cutting down trees to smoke fish, a primary driver of mangrove forest loss in the region.
The solution allows for creating a rapid alert network in the event of sawfish captures, to harmonize and coordinate responses that aim at their protection in the West African sub-region.
Net-Works is an award-winning initiative that redesigns global supply chains to reduce marine plastic, replenish declining fish stocks and improve the socio-ecological resilience of marginalized coastal communities living in biodiversity hotspots of developing countries.
A novel method of market gardening was developed: Synecoculture, based on the high-density mixed association of edible plants without the application of tillage, fertilizer, and chemicals.