THE RESTORATION OF THE NEW RIVER SPRING ON NEVIS TO SERVE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN THE NEW RIVER AREA.
THE RESTORATION OF THE NEW RIVER SPRING ON NEVIS TO SERVE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN THE NEW RIVER AREA.
This centuries old water source situated at New River has been a blessing to many crop and livestock farmers. However, during the rainy season this valuable resource becomes a problem to neighbouring villagers and the farmers themselves as a result of flooding. In the absence of a maintenance and management plan for water use from this historic water spring has additionally caused the removal of top soil leaving many areas in a denuded state rendering much of the land as unproductive. During the rainy season volumes of water will meander down the water course (ghaut side) and finally into the ocean due to the fact that the area is downward sloping.

List the objectives:
(i) Rehabilitate longstanding water source (natural spring) to increase water flow to farmers resulting in increased crop production
(ii) Capacity Development and Enhancement of sustainable livelihoods among community members
(iii) Training for Cooperative members during the last half of the project to include:
(a)Financial Management (book keeping)
(b)Record keeping (water main repairs and water distribution/ usage)
(c)Project Monitoring and Evaluation
(iv) Design and implement a Water Management and Maintenance Plan during the second half of the project implementation
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
THE NEW RIVER FARMERS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY
Country:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 103,704.00
Project Number:
STK/SIDS-CBA/14/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Expansion of members knowledge and skills in water resource management and maintenance of distribution channel Analysis of crop production records to measure revenue generation and revenue flow to their families-sustainable livelihoods (six months post project) Members to record water use to assess water flow capacity -supply v demand (three months post implementation) Members successfully trained to ensure project viability and sustainability through knowledge transfer Training manual produced for future reference/guidance
Gender Focus
The Executive as well as the Project Manager will ensure that female are well represented at every stage of the project and their contributions measured. The President, who is a female, will ensure that the women in the group assist the keeping the log books, water metering, purchasing of project materials, and organizing the quarterly sale of farmers’ produce The males will be assigned to activities that require a great deal of strength
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Fountain Village, St. James Parish, Nevis

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Ilis Watts
Email:

Address

Conaree Village, Conaree, St. Kitts (temporary)