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Enhancing Land Management and Strengthening Ecosystem Resilience for Integrated Landscape Restoration and Clim

€803464.2591

05/23 - 05/23

Completed

This project is part of

Objectives

To effectively address land degradation in Carriacou, through demonstration and application of ecosystems-based landscape restoration, sustainable land management and good agricultural practices, using community participatory approaches that expands diversification and sustainability of livelihoods options.

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The project will target small-holder farmers in target countries in the Caribbean. In particular, it will support the expansion of climate-resilient agriculture to include the increase of the production of targeted organic inputs and greenhouse production, including the introduction of resilient crop systems to potential climatic shocks through the adoption of increasing access to new, stress-tolerant crop varieties and/or more nutritious staple crop foods.The project is expected to increase agricultural yield, reduce soil erosion, enhance water quality and quantity, and improve the income and food security of at least 1,500 beneficiaries. At the national level, the project will benefit competent national organizations for the promotion of women’s rights. The Grenada National Organization of Women (GNOW) will sit on the Project Steering Committee. This organization will ensure that the Executing Agency works with communities and organizations, as may be necessary, to ensure gender equity in participation of women in project activities and to help ensure that the socioeconomic benefits resulting from project activities under Components 1 and 2 impact equally on the lives of woman. Similarly, representatives of the Caribbean Association for Youth Development (CAYD) will perform similar functions to ensure the projects benefit them by providing training, inputs and ensuring that extension services provide adequate backstopping. The project will also benefitthe Carriacou Farmers Association (CFA) who will participate by providing inputs on sustainable agricultural approaches that could be promoted by the project, and on the best delivery mechanisms for those approaches. Significant capacity building will be provided to farmers' organizations to ensure that they improve their production practices while protecting the environment and becoming more resilient to climate change. Finally, the proposed project will support national efforts to build-back better after continuous climate induced disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic by (i) investing in better preparedness including improving climate risk assessment and land suitability assessments which will in turn support better decision-making by planners and target farmers, (ii) by investing in the restoration of land and natural resources in order to increase resilience, (iii) by investing in improving the soil monitoring and assessment capacity in the region, which will in turn support better investments in the field; (iv) by exploring financing mechanisms and resource mobilization strategies that will support the implementation of climate resilient and productivity enhancing activities; and finally (v) the project will play a key role in enabling the participating countries to build back better in the post COVID-19 pandemic era through the creation of green jobs and strengthening sustainable food security.