Oxfam in Nigeria has started to restore the fuel wood balance in seven areas in Katsina, North Nigeria. This region has seen continued population growth, resulting in increased agriculture and ensuing in deforestation and desertification.
The objective of this project is to develop entrepreneurial approaches and realise an extra 5.5 million trees in four years. By establishing Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration and other sustainable agroforestry models, the wood supply will increase and generate income for tree managers – largely smallholder farmers and pastoralists.
Partners for Innovation helped Oxfam design the project’s intervention logic and is now conducting the baseline study. The “Restoring the Fuel Wood Balance in 7 LGAs in Katsina” project is funded by the EU and Oxfam Novib.