In the limestone production system at the Sika-kondji site, the water pumped from the quarry for the water table is dumped into Tohé Lake in the village of Logokpo. The ecological functioning of the lake today is disturbed according to the hypothesis put by the local populations. As a result, this disruption causes a drop in production and a disappearance of local fish species. This problem provokes discontent and uprisings on the part of the populations who accuse SCANTOGO of being the cause. Apart from the extinction of certain species of fish, the decline in fish production in the lake has resulted in lower income for the population. This situation leads the population and especially the fishermen to reconvert themselves to other activities of anarchic exploitation of the flora. Therefore, we also note the disappearance of certain tree species, especially medicinal plants. Faced with this situation, the people of the village of Logokpo decided to design a joint action project with SCANTOGO to review the situation of their lake together and support their initiative to create a conservatory of medicinal plants on the territory of the community. On this basis it is planned, actions of restoration, revalorisation of the lake, creation of a garden of medicinal plants, education and sensitization of the populations.

Conclusion of our research

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18Sep

samples of water for analysis in laboratory; the second campaign : 02 samples in mid-lake water

the Second campaign was effective September 03, 2018 : to Knowing the trophic status of the lake and the dissolved oxygen available for fish

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18Sep

Examination of the land for the location of the settlement site

After the working session with the career service manager and his collaborators, a field visit was held on the same day with two (02) career service technicians to determine the appropriate location that would preferably not interfere with the operation course and future

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05Sep

Creation of an artificial basin of settling of the waters of the quarry by natural decantation

Although the test results showed that the quarry pumping station water did not contain nitrogen at a detectable level, we held a working session with the quarry staff on August 16, 2018 at SCANTOGO.

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05Sep

Education and awareness on the management of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides

After the results of surveys of July 14, 2018 that showed that 74 out of 95 farmers surveyed are unaware of the harmful effect that chemical substances can have on the health of the lake and the life of the fish, it was organized two (02 ) education and awareness sessions on the management of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.

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05Sep

Results of analysis

Results of the four(04) samples taken by the water chemistry laboratory of the University of Lomé, June 28, 2018: presence of sediments and nitrogen in the lake. However, at the level of the waters of the quarry, the results showed rather a turbidity a little high compared to the waters of the lake.

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05Sep

Laboratory Water Analysis: Collection of Water Samples for Analysis

June 28, 2018, four(04) samples were taken: the water at the pumping station of the quarry, the water of the drainage channel of the waters of the quarry, the water at the entrance of the lake, the water at the outlet of the lake.

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29Aug

State of knowledge of farmers in the lake catchment area in fertilizer management

Already , 95 farmers who are active in the lake catchment area (about 500 m from the lake) were surveyed.

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19Iul

Preservation of local medicinal plants

Establishment of a space for the conservation of medicinal plants identified and launch of the phase of harvesting samples of medicinal plants to be preserved

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24Iun

Local capacity building for the preservation of the lake ecosystem

Establishment of a pool of endogenous educators for the maintenance of plants, nesting boxes and the preservation of the ecosystem of the lake

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24Iun

Restoration of fish and bird habitats

This Saturday, June 23 , six (06) water duck nest boxes manufactured by the project team and installed at the lakeside; 70 mangrove plants supplied by SCANTOGO, of which twenty (20) plants (Khaya senegalensis and Khaya grandifoliola) were used for reforestation along the weeding part of the lake

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24Iun

Continuing Tohe Lake Weed Control Activities To Mark World Environment Day Celebration At Logokpo

Equipped with their working tools, the team of young men and women continued the weeding work on Lake Tohe

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06Iun

World Environment Day: an occasion where resource persons recounted the history of the lake

To continue the activities included in the first component of the project concerning the diagnosis of lake dysfunction, interviews were given to resource persons (village elders) to tell the story of the village and the ecological functioning of the lake in the past.

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06Iun

Celebrating World Environment Day: opportunity to help strengthen relationship SCANTOGO -Logokpo

A session of education of the people on the culture of peace and the social cohesion in the service of a sustainable environment given by the volunteers of the peace corps to mark the celebration of the world day of the environment in Logokpo the 05 june 2018.

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06Iun

Tuesday, June 05, 2018: a day full of discussions and educational informations

Our team has chosen the date of Tuesday 05 June 2018, World Environment Day to raise awareness, educate the populations of Logopkpo on ecosystem services of the environment. It is through this awareness-raising and educational action that the project team started the third activity (Building Local Capacity for the Preservation of the Lake Ecosystem) provided in the second component "Restoration and Preservation of the Lake" ecosystem of the lake and local medicinal plants "of the project.

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06Iun

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 at Logokpo: World Environment Day celebrated by the people in collaboration w

The message given to the people by the project team on the occasion of this worldwide celebration: It is a "day for all", where everyone can act positively for the environment and his goal is to generate, from individual actions, a collective power exercising a real and lasting impact on the planet.

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06Iun

Preservation of local medicinal plants

The number of medicinal plant species already listed in the local languages has increased from around 30 to 70 thanks to the identification of certain plants through the presentation of their photos to the populations.

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25Mai

Preservation of local medicinal plants

A working session with resource persons including traditional medicine specialists from the locality of Logokpo and surrounding areas on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

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25Mai

Strengthening of the relationship between SCANTOGO-population of Logokpo

A population education session on the culture of peace and development advocated by the volunteer and the counterpart of the peace corps on Tuesday, 08 may after the guided visit

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11Mai

Strengthening of the relationship between SCANTOGO-population of Logokpo

A guided tour in the rain: The head of HeidelbergCement Foundation, a volunteer and a counterpart of the Peace Corps at the invitation of the Project Team went to Logokpo on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 to see the status of Tohe Lake weed control in the presence of local populations.

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11Mai

Beginning of the first activity of the third component of the project

The exit of the project team on the Logopko site on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 marked the beginning of the process of strengthening the collaboration between SCANTOGO and the people of Logokpo which will be done continuously through: i) guided tours for living together and (ii) education sessions to the population on the notion of peace and social cohesion.

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11Mai

Habitat restoration of fish and birds

The work of weeding the lake by the populations with the support of SCANTOGO, first task of this activity of restoration of the habitat of the fishes and the birds knew a progress on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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23Apr

Preservation of local medicinal plants

The working day of 21 April 2018 in the village of Logokpo, started at the 9 o'clock turn by working session with stakeholders involved in the research and collection of local medicinal plants.

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23Apr

Continuation of activities of the second component of the project

April 21, 2018 at Logokpo: Our team proceeded on the project site in pursuit of two (02) activities planned in the second component of the project: "Restoration and preservation of the ecosystem of the lake and local medicinal plants".

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23Apr

Habitat restoration for fish and birds

The implementation of this activity began with the weeding of the lake with support from SCANTOGO, under the leadership of the project leader and the village development chairman of Logokpo.

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04Apr

Launch of activities of the second component of the project

March 31, 2018 at Logokpo: Our team proceeded on the project site to launch the three (03) activities planned in its second component: "Restoration and preservation of the ecosystem of the lake and local medicinal plants".

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04Apr

Preparations for the activities of the second component of the project

Until the second water analysis activity in the first component is completed, a meeting with the Logokpo people took place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 to prepare for the launch of the activities of the second component.

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01Mar

Field visit: a step towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict!

On this day (Thursday, February 08 ) The head of the safety, health and environment department of SCANTOGO gave somes explanations on the quality waters at the entrance of the lake .

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19Feb

Field visit: a step towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict !

The visit of Thursday, February 08 led the two actors to the place of the spill of the water of the quarry in the lake where a discussion of a duration of half hour allowed the two parties to discuss face to face on the problem and take a step towards the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

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19Feb

The first component of the project is launched

On Thursday, February 08, the first activity of the first component "research of causes of eutrophication of the lake" was realized by a field visit gathering the representatives of the population of Logokpo on the one hand and those of Scantogo on the other hand.

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19Feb

How to solve the problem through this project?

Our project aims to reconcile SCANTOGO and the populations of Logokpo through joint actions by researching the causes of Lake Tohé dysfunction, its restoration and communication between the two actors.

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15Feb

Localisation of the problem

follow the water route from the quarry to Tohe Lake and its route to the Mono River

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14Feb

Which problem our project wants to resolve?

The hypothesis posed by the Logokpo populations is that the eutrophication of their lake Tohé comes from the discharge of pumped water from the quarry in to this lake, while this hypothesis is disputed by SCANTOGO.

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14Feb