Between 2009 and 2012, The Cropper Foundation (TCF), with financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB), engaged in a project entitled 'Implementation of Sustainable Farming Practices in Trinidad's Northern Range Communities', also known as the EcoAgriCulture project. The main objective of initiative was to mitigate impacts on the environment and downstream communities in two valleys within Trinidad's Northern Range: Maracas/ St. Joseph and Caura/ Tacarigua Valleys.
The experiences and lessons learnt from the EcoAgriculture project were used to develop a community-based model for sustainable hillside farming to be used within other hillside communities in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean. The project also attempted to increase public understanding of the need for more sustainable agricultural practices, and inform public policy measures that address the proper utilization and management of hillsides.
See Results of the EcoAgriCulture Project
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Click the image to access the February 2013 EcoAgriCulture Update Bulletin
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