Lake Tanganyika Intergrated Management Project
The aim of this project is to produce an effective and sustainable
management system for managing and conserving the biodiversity of Lake
Tanganyika and its basin.
The Zambian component of the ADF/GEF –supported Lake Tanganyika Integrated Management Programme focuses on sedimentation control, which is within the framework of priorities of the sub-regional Strategic Action Progarmme (SAP). In the SAP, the control of sediment inflows from the steep mountainous terrain bordering Lake Tanganyika in both Mpulungu and Kaputa Districts is seen as one of the most important areas for support. Over-fishing has also been identified as a key issue, and this is being addressed through co-finance and technical cooperation from the African Development Fund, FAO and other partners of the Lake Tanganyika Integrated Management Programme.
Sediment inflows will be reduced through an increase in the area of land brought under sustainable land use, particularly for agriculture and forestry. Emphasis will be on institutional strengthening with support to community participation in agriculture, forestry, and soil-erosion prevention.
Best practice and innovation, as well as regional coordination and
dissemination of lessons will be assured by linking the project to ICRAF’s
training and demonstration programmes as a regional activity.