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Integrated management of multiple use landscapes and high conservation value forest for sustainable developmen

€4998548.115

09/22 - 09/22

Completado

This project is part of

Objectives

Reduce and reverse forest degradation in the productive landscapes of the Venezuelan Andean region by creating a favorable environment for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use with emphasis on agroforestry systems.

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

Target Groups

Benefits. 350. In the intervention area, the project will serve small rural producers and their families, with special attention to women and young people, who are considered among the ranks of poor households and extremely poor households, and will provide them with capacity building through technical assistance services to implement agroforestry systems, sustainable forest management, agroecological production and good agricultural practices for the production of coffee, cocoa and other farm products. The project's actions will also contribute to rehabilitating rural agricultural livelihoods in a stage of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and the country's situation. The adoption of agroforestry and agroecological systems, coupled with good agricultural practices, which encompass different cleaner production practices (CPP), will enable the production processes of coffee and cocoa and other crops to improve and rehabilitate agricultural land in the project intervention area, improving crop conditions, maintaining yields and improving food security in the future. In addition, a program of productive alternatives will be established, including: family gardens, medicinal plants, spices, aromatic and ornamental plants for the diversification of food production and marketing of surpluses, as well as food preparation activities (without cooking) and alternatives for cooking food with clean energy. 351. In this way, the sustained agricultural economy and its products will provide locally produced fresh food both for the family and for the local community and local and regional markets, a situation that compensates for the limitations of movement due to quarantine (by Covid19) and at the same time decreases dependence and the need for food from other regions. In this context, small rural producers and their families take on productive work, which generates a fair income, secures their home, which is their place of work while protecting the family, which translates into better prospects for personal development and social integration. 352. In this way, the project supports the four pillars of decent work through: training to improve production and productivity of coffee and cocoa and other items with a sustainable approach, improvement of working conditions in rural areas, associativity with the inclusion of women and youth, diversification of the livelihoods of: women and men small-scale producers, supporting access to markets and value chains, agribusiness for sustainable products, rural participation and governance in land management, protection of forests and value chains and negotiations in local markets. 353. All of the above translates into socioeconomic benefits driven by the implementation of the project in the intervention areas at the local and regional level, producing an impact at the national level.