Eliminating the Use of Toxic Chemicals while enabling People with Disabilities to Contribute to Food Security in Saint Lucia through Aquaponics Technology (FG)
Eliminating the Use of Toxic Chemicals while enabling People with Disabilities to Contribute to Food Security in Saint Lucia through Aquaponics Technology (FG)
This Full Grant will assist the largest umbrella group for people with disabilities to establish an aquaponics system, which will also be used for teaching their members to undertake organic based agriculture, while simultaneously producing a source of protein. During the PG phase the group was able to design a climate smart system friendly production unit and were able to raise significant co-funding from the private sector. The project objectives are to: (i) construct an aquaponics system which can serve as a teaching aid and livelihood option for the NCPD and for persons with disabilities; (ii) develop the capacity of the NCPDs in the following areas: (a) 20 persons in the development and management of aquaponics systems; and (b) 20 persons in developing and implementing entrepreneurial strategies; (iii) develop the capacity of the NCPD in developing and implementing (a) marketing plans; (b) conflict management plan and system; (c) strategic planning and management; and (d) project management and development; (iv) develop and implement a communications plan as a means to increase the visibility of the NCPD; and (v) implement both a formative and summative evaluation process for the project.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities Inc.
Country:
Saint Lucia
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 46,052.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 38,890.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,806.00
Project Number:
STL/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/LD/2022/10
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
By the end of the project the following will be achieved: (a) 20 persons trained in the development and management of aquaponics systems; (b) 20 persons trained in developing and implementing entrepreneurial strategies; and the grantee trained in developing and implementing marketing plans and strategic plans and their management and also trained in conflict management; and project development and management.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
During the PG phase the grantee undertook a financial analysis and cost benefit analysis with the following results: a net positive inflow within 3.25 years. The IRR was determined to be 29.87%; the ROI at 1126.76%; and the NPV at a discount rate of 5% to be >$225,819. The project was determined to be profitable. It is anticipated that within 3 to 4 years the production system will be profitable.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Merphilious James
Phone: 758 520 3847
Email: president.ncpd.inc@gmail.com
 

Address

Apricot Lane, Carellie
Castries , P.O. Box 1353

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Giles Romulus
Phone:
(758) 452-4900
Fax:
(758) 452-4900
Email:

Address

CARILEC Building, Desir Avenue, Sans Souci
Castries, The Caribbean, P.O. Box 8206 Choc