Jamaicans address environmental degradation

Posted: 2008-12-01

Jamaicans in Somerset are building check dams to reduce soil erosion with funding from the European Union and the UK-based development agency Christian Aid.

WaterfallThe Women’s Resource and Outreach Center (WROC) helped draft the funding proposal in consultation with a working group of farmers and community members. The need to involve farmers and relevant stakeholders in finding environmental solutions came out of a workshop hosted by GWP-C and WROC in February 2007 on Maintaining Sustainable Water Resources, which was attended by 73 people representing cash crop and poultry farmers, students and relevant government ministries and agencies. GWP-C helped facilitate the process, bringing relevant issues to the table and contributing to the successful proposal in 2008.

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