The primary objective (or goal) of the study is to fill the gaps in areas that the RESLARC study did not address. Building on the work poorly completed or partially done in the RESLARC report, itemized specific objectives of the current study require that the consultants should:
review (and complete as appropriate) the secondary data collected by RESLARC, which are available with the client;
ascertain the veracity of socio-economic and ecological indicators in the above, especially by visiting the six proposed intervention sites;
produce appropriate satellite-derived maps of the critical fadama ecosystem sites as identified during the stakeholder review workshop;
on the basis of work already done, and the socio-ecological survey conducted by RESLARC, provide baseline information on the socio-economic and ecological indicators for each of the six intervention sites; and
propose strategic plans for critical fadama ecosystem management, and specific interventions to ensure that the productive capacity of the fadama resource base is maintained, and that the conservation of critical ecosystems of regional and global significance is enhanced. To do this:
sustainable land management would be used as a primary focus (as indicated in GEF OP #15); and
initial project design that emanated from the Jos Stakeholders’ Workshop of May 5-8, 2004 would be built on.