OHSEA, partner for the training of people involved in the ROCKET project

The aim of this project is to supports the implementation of cricket breeding activity that is a sustainable activity for local villagers by providing a perennial income through a farmer’s contract.

The Project can be categorized as an Integrated Conservation and Development Project. Its conceptual framework implies the assumption that biodiversity conservation outcomes are inextricably linked to rural development. The approach will include (1) Alleviating poverty increases the interest and capacity for natural resource conservation (sustainable economic development approach) (2) Offering a new source of regular income can reduce the impact on natural resources gathering (alternative livelihood approach) and (3) Involving local people in the planning and management of natural resources and in the sharing of benefits to support better livelihood (Participatory planning approach).

The project is at the interface between sustainable economic development and the preservation of natural heritage. The objective is to lead an innovative approach to cricket breeding in order to provide a source of income to vulnerable households and to promote a better use of natural resources.

At the end, it will provide vulnerable families with a combination of asset management support, productive assets and coaching to strengthen their economic security and resilience link to forest conservation. Insect farming is a promising way to increase incomes.

The activity is adapted to the local context of targeted Households, and promotes social inclusion for women or persons with disability with limited resources (low labor intensive, no land required).

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