Sustainable use of forest area Pokigron for palm oils
Sustainable use of forest area Pokigron for palm oils
The women of Pokigron, as part of the Maroon community of the Saramacaner tribe, have been extracting palm oils out of palm seeds for centuries. Presently however, they face challenges of deforestaion surrounding their community. This project aims to create awareness among the community to sustain the forest areas for use of not only the palm oils, but for all other products that the community depends on from the forest.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Stichting WederopbouwPokigron
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 18,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,200.00
Project Number:
SUR/SGP/OP5/CORE/LD/12/08
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
The community will be trained not only in small entrepeneurship, but also in technical expertise to harvest the palm seeds, to extract the oil, to conserve the oil, to package the oil and to sell the oils.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The village of Pokigron has an area of approximately 2300 ha assigned as community forest. Large part of this area is used for commercial logging, but the community is aware that this is not a very sustainable source of income. They would like to develop the use and income generation from palm oils. This would also enable them to conserve their community forest more sustainably.
Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 20
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 20
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 50

Grantee Contact

Rinaldo Huur
Phone: +597-8616490
Email: renalhuur@hotmail.com
 

Address

Village of Pokigron
Sipaliwini , Upper Suriname river ,

SGP Country office contact

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

Address

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