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Fortalecimiento de la Industria de la Madera criolla en la República Dominicana


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The 2-year project implemented by FAO and funded by the EU had the overall objective of reducing poverty and enhancing food security for vulnerable groups through the improved availability of safe, affordable, and nutritious food for the rural population and urban poor through the enhancing of small ruminant production among clusters of farmers in selected communities by the demonstration and adoption of best practices and innovation in husbandry, breeding, housing, and nutrition of goats. The project focused on a market-driven strategy for increased small ruminant production while targeting family farm.

This project, funded by the EC and implemented by FAO used the Farmer Field School (FFS) methodology to help farmers improve food production and reduce their reliance on chemical pesticides through the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. By learning about the safe and proper use of chemicals in the field, farmers preserve their health, the environment and contribute to a safer food supply. 

The Georgetown Craft Makers Association, with the support of FAO, initiated a training programme for local youth interested in reviving a traditional livelihood with the objective of generating income opportunities: bamboo weaving. Decades ago the people of Georgetown were well known for their skills in using bamboo to build baskets and other household items.


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