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Description

Objectives

To enhance the climate resilience of target communities in Yap by educating community members on climate-smart agriculture strategies to cope with climate changes, and to promote livelihoods and food security.

Project Summary

Communities in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are among the most economically disadvantaged and environmentally vulnerable groups in the Pacific Islands. Its atoll islets in particular have had to deal with environmental problems such as coastal flooding, loss of biodiversity, saltwater intrusion, lack of freshwater, and soil degradation.

With a grant from the Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), the College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) will educate community members on climate-smart agriculture strategies, including crop diversification, to provide livelihood and ensure food security; and on water harvesting techniques and water conservation. Using a model successfully developed in Gargey Village in Yap, communities will be trained in small-plot intensive farming, microgardening, container home gardening, agroforestry, and integrated farming with livestock.

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Project Status
Start Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
End Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Project Type
Total Funding
556,264
Donor Currency
USD
Project Scope

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