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Kingdom of Lesotho: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Prioritization, and Cost Matrix

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International Monetary Fund
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April 2006
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PRIORITISED IMPLEMENTATION MATRIX FOR THE POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER, 2004/5 TO 2006/7

PRSP NATIONAL PRIORITY SEVEN: MANAGE AND CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
OBJECTIVESSTRATEGIESACTIVITIESSTRATEGY RANKING WITHIN THE PRIORITY*STRATEGY RANKING WITHIN THE OBJECTIVE
7.1 Improve environmental management7.1.1 Conserve environment for improved production.7.1.1.1 Encourage farmers to incorporate conservation techniques (terracing, contouring, trees, zero/ minimum tillage etc.)25
7.1.1.2 Incorporate agro- forestry practices into all scales of family systems.
7.1.1.3 Promote tree planting and vegetative cover activities.
7.1.1.4 Construct storm diversion ditches, silt traps and tree planting to rehabilitate degraded land
7.1.1.5 Harness water resource from streams and rain by constructing dams.
7.1.1.6 Establish nurseries and permanent sample plots in woodlots.
7.1.2 Strengthen management of solid and water waste as well as environmental pollution control7.1.2.1 Assess the safety of water systems to ensure high standards of hygiene practices.32
7.1.2.2 Develop proper waste management systems for solid and water waste.
7.1.2.3 Construct a new landfill for Maseru, located out of the water catchment area of Maqalika Dam and away from densely populated urban areas.
7.1.2.4 Promote industrial water recycling.
7.1.2.5 Establish pollution monitoring systems.
7.1.3. Strengthen capacity for education In Environmental Issues7.1.3.1 Raise public awareness and promote environmental education.13
7.1.3.2 Sensitise farmers to take initiatives in preventing soil erosion e.g. using trees in their land.
7.1.3.3 Sensitise communities against over harvesting of natural resources such as trees, grass and water.
7.1.3.4 Examine the school curriculum with a view to inculcating the critical importance of proper ‘earth husbandry’ into the mind of every young learner.
7.1.4 Reduce loss of biodiversity7.1.4.1 Establish and maintain a system of protected areas and nature reserves to reduce loss of bio- diversity.24
7.1.4.2 Establish grazing associations for improvement of conservation of biodiversity outside protected areas.
7.1.4.3 Advocate for the use of energy efficient technologies to reduce over reliance on bio- mass energy by rural communities.
7.1.5 Strengthen Institutional legal and policy framework.7.1.5.1 Expedite implementation of the Environmental Act, 2001 for enhanced monitoring of EIA implementation.11
7.1.5.2 Strengthen the capacity of the National Environmental Secretariat (NES) in accordance with the Environmental Act, 2001.
7.1.5.3 Establish strong and institutionalised linkages between NES, line ministries and local authorities for effective environmental management.
7.1.5.4 Undertake an environmental auditing of the existing infrastructure through implementation of the Environment Act, 2001.
7.1.5.5 Update the Land Act of 1979 and implement an effective land management system.
7.1.5.6 Develop and enforce pollution control and waste management regulations and guidelines.

1=HIGHEST RANK, 12=LOWEST RANK, RANK 1–4=dark grey, RANK 5–7=light grey, RANK 9–12=no colour

1=HIGHEST RANK, 12=LOWEST RANK, RANK 1–4=dark grey, RANK 5–7=light grey, RANK 9–12=no colour

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