achievements cont`d

Kigali November 2014.
RECOR is a National NGO started in 2000
Registered as a National NGO in 2004
It deals with Water and sanitation,
Education for Sustainable development,
soil conservation, reforestation,
Promotion of sustainable management and
utilization of renewable energy
Biodiversity conservation
Climate change
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RECOR is a member of NBDF and jointly
developed this project
In line with RECOR experience, the
partnership in this project consist of
establishment of 5 model village in 4 districts
of Eastern Province : Bugesera, Nyagatare,
Kirehe and Gatsibo
The emphasis is on piloting best practices and
models community based climate change
adaptation actions on the ground; establishing
model villages to serve as examples in climate
change adaptation and environmental protection
for poverty reduction.
Beneficiaries of the project are 500 households
composed of 2456 family members, 1892 of
them are women. Beneficiaries provides labour,
RECOR support them with technical knowhow,
material and seeds
Rain water harvesting, 15 water tanks of
10m3 to serve 75 households in all villages
500 Vegetable gardens in all villages
Support beneficiaries to plant 2,000
improved fruit trees resistant to climate
Power 20 households per village with solar
energy for lighting, radio powering and
phone charging
Hillsides irrigation with pumped water from
valley dam in Bugesera and surface water
collection in Nyagihanga
15000 agroforestry trees grown in
community nurseries and planted in the
model villages
5 Compost making for supplying manure to
vegetable gardens
Goats keeping for increased organic manure
and improvement of livelihood for vulnerable
people (80 goats)
Improved cooking stoves for reducing
pressure on the vegetation cover and time
spent on firewood collection (1250 Cooking
stoves constructed in 5 villages)
Sites identification
Determine the use of the plots
Plan space for each use and crop rotation in
each parts of the plots
Determine which part is suitable for a certain
crop specie
Demonstration of kitchen gardens resistant to
long droughts
 established 100 vegetable gardens per
village, ie 500 vegetable gardens per 5
villages in 4 districts (per each season)
Kitchen watered by a pot
Double dug kitchen for water retention
Hillsides irrigation in Rutobotobo village,
Bugesera district
Cabbage harvesting on a
consolidated land
Onions plantation on a consolidated
land Near a valley dam
Improved fruit seedlings with high production
in short time
Each family received 2 grafted avocadoes
seedlings (Hass specie), 1 mango (Tomi) and
1 Orange (Washington), a total of 100
families per village benefited i.e 500 families
per 5 model villages.
Grafted fruit trees are in good condition
Average growth rate is at 75%
Gatebe II Village in Nyagatare coming at 1st
place where the growth rate is more than 98%
Munini Village is last at 30% of growth rate
Other species of fruit trees are in nurseries to
cover the loss incured
Rain water harvesting
 Construction of 15 underground water tank
to serve 75 families
Tanks are near completion, they need final touches like
installation of filters
Completion of water tanks took longer than
expected due to various unforeseen
circumstances like shortage of construction
materials in some areas, relocation of the
tanks due to rocks found during excavation,
Villages greening
5 nurseries established for 5 villages
Each nursery is supposed to have 3000 trees
of various tree species according to the
choice of beneficiaries. Among the species we
can note : Calliandra, Papaya, Croton
Megalocarpus, Grevellea, Desmodium, Cassia
ssp , etc
Tree planting commenced in Bugesera
Ornamental trees planted in the
Beneficiaries commit themselves
to care planted trees
Tree nursery at Gatebe II village
in Nyagatare district
Tree nursery in Nyamikamba village
Gatsibo district
Each village was supposed to have 3000
seedlings but many of them surpassed the
number. For example in Nyamikamba Gatsibo
district, we have 7,600 Trees in one nursery,
In Rutobotobo village, the nursery has 5500
Each nursery has ornamental trees, fruits,
agroforestry trees and fodder shrubs
Transplantation is due from17th to 24 of
November 2014
Compost making
Composts are at their last stage of preparation, they
should be used within 15 days from now
Empowerment of beneficiaries
Support beneficiaries to create Voluntary
serving and loan schemes to become
Training on climate change impact
identification and solving
Training on finding climate change
adaptation options
Training on sustainable farming and building
a climate resilient agriculture
Training on establishment of a drought
resistant kitchen garden
Provide vegetable specie resistant to long
Support beneficiaries to build energy saving
cooking stoves (1250 stoves, ie 250 per
village) for reducing the use of biomass and
time spent on firewood collection
Goats keeping for improvement of livelihood
and organic manure (80 families get goats)
Solar energy for demonstration of clean
energy use at homestead (100 families
connected to solar power)
Hillside irrigation in Rutobotobo village in
Bugesera and Nyamikanda village in Gatsibo
Some of the beneficiaries (elders, People living
with disabilities, etc) are unable to contribute to
the project activities and may reduce the rate of
replication of the project activities
Some of the houses in the villages are occupied
by tenants, that makes them feel not stable to
participate in kitchen gardens establishment
Some of the village members are carrying their
activities far from the village and come at home
for sleeping only so they didn’t benefit project
Turnover of field officers

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