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Ecosystem-based Adaptation and forest restoration in vulnerable rural communities within the Caribbean Biological Corridor

As of: October 2021

The level of ecosystem diversity in the Caribbean is among the highest in the world. However, both the region and its valuable ecosystems are under severe threat from the impacts of climate change and human overuse. The project uses scosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures to increase the resilience and adaptability of the people and ecosystems in the partner countries, thus improving the livelihoods of the rural population at the same time. In participatory processes, the project develops strategic EbA plans, based on which targeted afforestation and soil improvement measures are implemented. It supports farmers in applying adapted production techniques and optimising the value chains of agricultural, agroforestry and silvopastoral systems. In addition to supporting the mainstreaming of EbA in local and national plans, the project also trains and networks key players, helping them to plan EbA measures.

State of implementation/results

  • The partner trainings on multi-actor partnerships (MAP) were conducted in eight online workshops.
  • The partner trainings on the basics of ecosystem-based adaptation and context analyses were conducted in six online workshops.
  • The development and preparation of maps and other data for the context analyses is currently taking place.
  • In April 2021, the annual meeting of the Caribbean Biological Corridor (CBC) member countries will be held virtually.

Project data

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) - Cuba
  • Ministry of the Environment - Haiti

Implementing partner(s):
  • Centro para la Educación y Acción Ecológica, Naturaleza, CEDAE
  • OroVerde - Die Tropenwaldstiftung

BMU grant:
19.999.576,00 €

11/2019  till  10/2027


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