Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in Toledo, Southern Belize

Date of Approval
March, 2017
Approved total
$736,860 ($648,860 from CDRRF grant; $88,000 from Implementing Agency & Partners)
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development;, Ministry of Works, Transport and National Emergency Management Organisation
Implementing agency
Humana People to People Belize

The project will strengthen the capacity of vulnerable community members in 11 villages in the Toledo District to adapt to natural hazard and climate change impacts. This is being achieved through: improving physical infrastructure and early warning systems; increasing awareness across communities of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction methods; improving agriculture farming systems and expanding the “Farmers Club” model. Through this model, farmers are organised into crop groups which concentrate on growing cacao, cocoa, pineapples and moringa. Farmers are taught conservation farming methods, crop diversification, improved farm planning and budgeting.

Project Communities:  Bella Vista, Bladen, Blue Creek, Corazon Creek, Golden Stream, Indian Creek, Jordan, Santa Ana, San Benito Poite, Santa Theresa and Trio