Sekhusele Landcare Project, South Africa

Sekhusele won the first price on the same category during the Fourth Biennial LandCare Conference held on July 2009. Environmentally, the project does rehabilitation of the degraded land by constructing gabions, planting vertiver grass, fencing of camps, and rotational grazing. They sell livestock to generate income and also help in culling down livestock which improves the grazing capacity of the land.

Economically, they collect maintenance fees from the five villages. They organize soccer tournaments to generate income and music concert. These activities have encouraged youth participation. Socially, 118 jobs were created to the community members. Social activities contribute to the social cohesion in the community. They encourage farmers to plant vegetables and fruit trees in their farms. They contribute to poverty alleviation by starting vegetable gardens.