Enhancing the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Biodiversity to Improve Livelihoods in Aguacate
Enhancing the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Biodiversity to Improve Livelihoods in Aguacate
The goal of the project is to enhance use of biodiversity to improve the livelihood of the residents of Aguacate village within the Moho River watershed in southern Toledo District. The project aims to protect and promote sound use of the natural environment in and around Aguacate through community based ecotourism and the sustainable use of the flora and fauna. This will reduce cutting and burning of the forest for subsistence farming, while creating new sustainable income generating opportunities for the villagers.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Aguacate Conservation and Development Committee
Country:
Belize
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,282.50
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,200.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 21,585.00
Project Number:
BZE/SGP/OP5/Y4/CORE/BD/14/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A monthly talk show on Ak Kutank radio will be hosted by members of ACDC. This radio covers remote Toledo and this will be done in Q’eqchi’ and Mopan. A brochure will be prepared to advertised and promote the work of ACDC and the products and services being offered in Aguacate. The website will be updated to better promote the sites worldwide. Business cards will be produced and will be distributed to tourist information places and hotels countrywide.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
ACDC will implement the activity for back yard gardening, which will provide additional income and subsistence farming for households.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 4300

Partnership

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Grantee Contact

Mr. Louis Cucul
Phone: 633-9954
 

Address

Aguacate Village
TOLEDO DISTRICT ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Leonel Requena
Phone:
(501) 822-2462
Email:

Address

UNDP Belize,3rd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building Complex ,P.O. Box 53,South Ring Road,
Belmopan, Central America