Enhancing the capacity and responsiveness of agriculture in SVG, towards sustainable soil and environmental management
Enhancing the capacity and responsiveness of agriculture in SVG, towards sustainable soil and environmental management
Healthy soils are essential to sustainable agricultural development, providing food and nutrition security, fibre production and adequate water supply over the long term. Not only does continued agricultural development and food production depend on soil health, but the ecosystem services provided by soils are an integral part of carbon systems that help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and enhance adaptation to climate change. While agriculture provides major employment in rural areas and is an important element of the Caribbean’s socio economic development. The growing myriad of issues that challenges the sustainability of the sector impacts negatively on soil health, promoting soil degradation, decline in soil carbon and biodiversity, loss of soil organic matter, decline in soil fertility, erosion, contamination of rivers and waterways, degradation of aqua-life and ecosystem environment, and threatens the fundamental principles of livelihood security, environmental sustainability and food sovereignty for the region.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
The Windward Islands Farmers Association
Country:
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 192,112.00
Project Number:
STV/SGP/OP5/Y4/CORE/LD/15/14
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
A reduction in the application of chemical control of pest and diseases among 50 farmers. • Enhanced farm environment to promote biodiversity for 50 farms • Community agricultural groups across the island trained to implement and monitor sustainable agricultural and biodiversity conservation. • Development of environmental plans that addresses conditions of farms. • A minimum of 20 farms with their own land use plan for improved management of soil and ecosystem environment. • At least 20 farms addressing soil degradation and ecosystem degradation. • Establishment of 2 demonstration farms • A reduction of mono cropping systems on 50 farms by 2016. • At least 20 women within agriculture are more income secure. • Increase understanding of biodiversity among farming population in SVG. • Enhanced capacity 15 groups to influence policy. • A list of government agencies and other development institutions, civil society and farmers organization actors engaged to make sustainable land management a part of their policies and programs.
Gender Focus
The composition of the Organization includes 2800 Males and 4200 females. The project seeks to include both gender and create equal capacity building and livelihood opportunities for men, women and youths.
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Grantee Contact

Mrs. Kozel Peters-Fraser
Phone: 1-784-593-8415
Email: kozel_peters@yahoo.es
 

Address

Paul's Avenue
Kingstown , Caribbean , VC0100

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Tasheka Haynes
Email:

Address

P.O. Box 2338, SeaBreeze Bldg. Arnos Vale
KINGSTOWN, CARIBBEAN