West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL)

West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL) promotes apiculture, snail raising, and the planting of multi-purpose tree species to improve the livelihood options of unemployed rural farmers. Local farmers are provided with training in all three livelihood activities and provided with a starter kit containing beehives, snail cages, basic carpentry tools, and moringa tree seedlings. From an initial starter kit, farmers generate an average of USD 3,500 per year. Participating individuals also have access to leadership training, guidance on small-business development, and a revolving microcredit fund which provides start-up capital. To date, training has been provided to more than 1,000 farmers, offering income generating alternatives to hunting and illegal logging. Improved incomes have been invested in education, health and community infrastructure needs. Regulated beekeeping and snail raising activities have reduced the risk and incidence of forest fires.

The initiative has also engaged in reforestation, planting Glaricidia, Acacia, Lucinia, and Moringa trees which fix nitrogen and reduce soil erosion. The group has established a business arm, Liberia Pure Honey and Moringa Promoters Incorporated, which promotes and purchases farmer products, negotiates for fair prices, and supports with packaging, sales and distribution to business centers across Liberia. More recently, WAIOL has begun a project that provides livelihood opportunities to Ivoirian refugees in Nimba County.

 

主要事实 

Equator Prize Winner: 2012

Founded: 2004

Location: Throughout Liberia

Beneficiaries: Over 600 rural men and women

Biodiversity: Reducing dependence on forest resources

 

案例研究

下载英文版

Download French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

在我们的电子图书馆中查找其他获奖者的案例研究


相关多媒体资源

Ezekiel Freeman - West Africa Initiative of Liberia (WAIOL)

访问我们的 多媒体中心浏览我们的视频库。

 Equator Prize 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa

 生物多样性保护

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 可持续林业


 

联系信息

Ezekiel Freeman
13th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia
ezekielfree@yahoo.com

 

分享此页:

[do_widget id=a2a_share_save_widget-2]