This project, in collaboration with the South Pole Group is based in Lake Kariba, northern Zimbabwe. The project aims to set up a world-class wildlife management area within the proposed Green Zambezi Corridor (GZA) conserving the wildlife, land and self-empowering the local people with small-holder business opportunities.
This programme provides a variety of workshops, enabling an empowered and self-reliant community who are able to protect their environment and livelihood. These include:
– Moringa leaf production
– establishing fast-growing fuel-wood plantations
– conservation farming
– community gardening
– borehole resuscitation and maintenance
– forest fire management
These activities will lead to an increase in food production and food security for the local community. The new agricultural practices will increase soil fertility and equally avoid the need to move to different areas avoiding further deforestation. The community gardens, especially during the dry periods will provide food security and production. The borehole resuscitation will secure the community’s access to water. Furthermore, anti-poaching teams and snare recovery provide a much-needed relief to threats to local wildlife.
Further income will be generated thanks to a carbon-offsetting programme. To date, the Kariba project has prevented over 18 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This has been achieved by not only protecting and conserving forests, but in each aspect of the project, including the availability of cleaner fuel resources, sustainable food sources, and the continued support of sustainable livelihoods. By purchasing carbon credits through the Kariba project, companies can offset their emissions with the knowledge that they are not only helping the environment but also changing lives for the better. South Pole Group offers services in the whole carbon offset cycle, from helping companies to calculate how much CO2 they emit, to creating and managing projects and to issuing certified carbon credits.