Building the Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers in Northern Belize

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Building the Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers in Northern Belize

Belize is strongly affected by the impacts of climate variability and change, continue to severe damage impact on the agricultural sector. Smallholders sugarcane farmers continue to suffer negative effects. With GCF support this project will strengthen the adaptive capacity of farmers by promoting behavioural change needed to sustain livelihoods and build resilience to the impact of current and future climate variability and change.

Support from the Green Climate Fund Project Preparation Facility will allow for the design of effective and efficient climate adaptation response. In addition to an evaluation of recommended a climate resilient agriculture practices and a cost-benefit analysis for the practices identified. This includes the identification of better agriculture farming technologies and practices that mitigate the effects of climate change, protect environmental resources and increase farmers sustainability: describe the potential for implementing yield-increasing practices such as the introduction of soil moisture conservation practices to overcome water scarcity, solar pumps, better fertilization plan, crop and soil monitoring, improved fertilizer management and interaction of multiple Precision Agriculture practices (auto pilot, variable control fertilizer and herbicide application systems, etc.) applied simultaneously that will most likely produce the best results. A cost benefit analysis of said technologies and practices is expected for decision making. Furthermore, the PPF support will elaborate on the impacts of climate variability and change on sugarcane productivity to which the practices identified will respond to.

Other studies including a Stakeholder Analysis and Management Engagement Plan; Gender Analysis and Gender Action Plan, Risk Assessment, Register and Mitigation Plan; Economic and financial analysis will accompany this. Thus, contributing to preparation of a sound funding proposal consistent with the requirements of the GCF

Cover date 14 August 2020
Document type Approved project preparation funding application
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre