Acai and Koemboe Plant Nurseries Marowijne
Acai and Koemboe Plant Nurseries Marowijne
A previous Podosiri project implemented by PAS and financed by the IDB, “developing eco-efficient production and waste management methods for Podosiri producers in maroon and indigenous Communities” noted the market opportunities for Podosiri juice. Development of the sector could however lead to intensive (and unsustainable) harvesting of acai berries, now collected in the wild. The main objective is therefore to stimulate people to cultivate podosiri and koemboe palms to supply and develop the sector, without putting further pressure on the limited natural resources in the area.

The main project activities:
• Set up 3 plant nurseries
• Training of local people in maintenance and management of a plant nursery and replanting.
• Planting of cultivated palms in 3 local fields
• Awareness raising among local population on cultivation Podosiri (Acai)& Koemboe
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Pater Ahlbrinck Stichting
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 17,479.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 17,430.92
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,071.00
Project Number:
SUR/SGP/OP4/Y3/RAF/2010/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
9 Project participants ( 3 persons per Nursery) will be trained on how to setup and manage a plant nursery and cultivate Acai and Koemboe plants. Training includes training on how to select seeds and how to take care of the plants, re-planting in the field.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Cultivated plants will be sold to local population to stimulate palm cultivation. Income generated will benefit the project participants, while emphasis is placed on reinvesting part of the income into the nurseries.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 2
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 6
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 3
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 9

Grantee Contact

Christien Naarden
Email: pas@cq-link.sr
 

Address

Verlengde Keizerstraat 92
Paramaribo ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Eric Wijngaarde
Phone:
597-420030 ext. 238
Email:

Address

UNDP Sub-office Paramaribo, Gongrijpstraat 25
Paramaribo, Latin America