Summer 2014 Marmount Environmental Conservation Program Update

Designed after several discussion sessions, this project is bringing together peasants gwoupman, community leaders, local authorities, and members of several organizations working in rural communities affected by soil conservation and ecosystems management issues. This project aims at reducing rate of soil degradation in rural communities of Hossé Mary, Bayicite, and Nandrapo, and at improving living conditions of the peasant families affected by soil conservation and ecosystems management issues while creating short-term labor intensive jobs for farmers in these communities. In July, a delegation of OSDPC Representatives conducted oversight and interviewed several locals who reported that the project had a positive affect on their daily lives and functioning. During several interviews, locals reported that the initiative greatly contributed to the overall protection and re-enforcement of their homes.