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Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Project success 
WROC Forestry Conservation Project 2010-2013


Our mandate was to build a number of Check Dams, Reforest the area, Train 100 farmers and to establish 4 model farms. The WROC Forest Conservation Project came out of the WROC EU/Sustainable Livelihood Banana Support Project that was implemented in two phase, phase 1 & phase 2. Hence, a study was done on the different communities and a project was written and submitted to the Forest Conservation Fund. It was approved for $20, 000.00 dollars . You might be saying why Somerset? Well, Somerset has been know for an area that is prone to land slippages. History is against them when it rains, and many fret and fear for their lives. Please see Commentary  

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Project Objectives:
1. To build 6 Check Dams
2. Reforest 10 hectares of land
3. Training 100 Farmers
4. To establish 4 model farms
5. To help with CBOs






Estimates For One Of The Check Dam

Digging Excavation
Qty
Est. Days
Unit
Daily total Cost Est.
Total Cost Est. per line item
Foreman
1
7
2, 000.00
2, 000.00
14, 000.00
Men Labourers
7
7
700.00
4, 900.00
34, 300.00
Subtotal



6, 900.00
48, 300.00






Casting Foundation





Foreman
1
4
2, 000.00
2, 000.00
8, 000.00
Masons
3
4
2, 500.00
7, 500.00
30, 000.00
Labourers
6
4
700.00
4, 200.00
16, 800.00
Women Heading water
6
4
700.00
4, 200.00
16, 800.00
Women Heading material
10
4
700.00
7, 000.00
28, 000.00
Subtotal



24, 900.00
99, 600.00






Building Wall





Foreman
1
18
2, 000.00
2, 000.00
 36, 000.00
Masons
3
18
2, 500.00
7, 500.00
135, 000.00
Women Labourer Heading water
6
18
700.00
4, 200.00
75, 600.00
Men Labourer
10
18
700.00
7,000.00
126, 000.00
Women Labourer Heading Material
10
18
700.00
7, 000.00
126, 000.00
Subtotal



27, 700.00






Total



59, 500.00
498, 600.00


Monday, 16 February 2015

MORANT AREA LAND MANAGEMENT AND LIVELIHOOLD PROJECT

Please give brief summary of your project
The project will introduce and implement hydroponic green house technology and environmentally friendly farming technique.   It will enhance sustainable income and employments for the marginalized farmers, promote self-efficiency and resistant to natural and manmade disaster.  With a mandate to promote the national 2030 vision of sustainable land management as the way forward.

State Legal status i.e. NGO, CBO – cooperative, benevolent society etc also attached copy of registration.
The organization  is a non-incorporated,  Non-Governmental  (NGO) Community Base Organization (CBO)

State the overall goal/mission of your organisation
The overall mission of the organization is to protect the environment.


Land Degradation*
Multi-focal*

Biodiversity*
International Waters

Climate Change*
POPs







Land Degradation
15. Sustainable Land     Management (including disaster risk reduction)


Climate change
5.   Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency



6.   Promoting the adoption of renewable energy


Biodiversity
1. Arid & Semi-arid ecosystems (dry forest)
7.   Reducing the long-term cost of low greenhouse gas emitting energy technologies

2. Coastal, Marine and Freshwater ecosystems
11.  Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Transportation

3.   Forest Ecosystems



4.   Mountain Ecosystems



13. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity

Multi-focal
12. Integrated eco-system management


 X 10. Energy Security and Efficiency
X 13. Sustainable Mgnt. & use of Environmental & Natural Resources
X 14. Hazard Risk Reduction & Adaptation to Climate Change
 X 15. Sustainable Urban and Rural Development







6.   Estimated project budget:
Total Project Cost: US$ 81,000.00
Amount requested from SGP: US$ $50,000.00

      Estimated in-hand or potential co-financing
7. Estimated project duration  (min 18 months)                      

(sources, cash and in-kind): US$ 31,000.00


Number of months: 24 monthsS

.                  Problem Statement (1/2 page)
Identify the environmental problems to be addressed which must fit within one of the focal areas of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Vision 2030 Jamaica -National Development Plan.  Include the target population and any statistical information that you may have. Ideas for information to include here are:
·       Length of time needs/problems have existed     STATICAL INFORMATION. Amount of square mile /radis
      St. Thomas is susceptible to instability because of its geology, sleep slope at the foot of the Blue Mountain.  It has a population of approximately 100,000 citizens.  It has one of the largest concentrations of hillside farmers in Jamaica with an estimate of over 7000 farmers registered with RADA  who  depends on agricultures for a living and  some of whom encroach on  reserves sensitive areas.    For decades the traditional  method of clearing the land by slashing and burning on hillside land  to gain more space for farming have resulted in severe soil erosion.
·       Whether problem has ever been addressed before, and what the outcome was
      Various initiatives have been taken to address the problem with measurable success result.  The resources to provide training, information, tool have is not readily available to the marginalize farmers to apply current modernize agricultural practices. The unstable weather condition, over dependence as well as globalization has  the contributing
·       Impact of problem to target population (on natural environment and human population including impacts on vulnerable groups – poor, youth, elderly, disabled)
If the current farming practice is allowed to continue the risks exist for serious environmental destruction and land stabilization, loss of lives, increase sediments in the coastal area as well as loss of ecological and biological resource.
In moving from the traditional open field method of farming to greenhouse technology only a small portion of land is needed to provide increase production and yield and reduce the devastation of the hillside.  Over 200 small would benefit in the first year.  The project aim to target the small farmers, the marginalize group including the youths, female the elderly and disable.

·       Impact of problem to surrounding populations
The excessive run off and erosion depletes the soil of its natural nutrient and put the life of immediate population at risk of losing their lands and their only source of livelihood.   With the climate change and globalization several industries    XXXXXXXXXXXXX demographic of surrounding population

·       Main goals
1          The main objective is to build a greenhouse/ nursery to demonstrate more environmental and productive farming technique which lessens the effects of hillside open-field farming.
2         Educate farmers about reforestation incorporating the establishment of cash crops and organic farming to sustain livelihood.
3         Construct water carriage and embedding the existing perimeter fencing within the outer structure of the water channel to enforce stability.
4         Promote the inclusion of solar renewable energy will also reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions.


State the overall goal to be achieved in addressing the problem described
·       Expected outcomes of the project
The successful construction and operation of a hydrophonic greenhouse to demonstrate a more productive and environmentally friendly farming practice.  To build  capacity building and empower of  of communities and its members

List potential outcomes of the project, which should include the global environmental benefits.  Outcomes are defined as the effects that would result from project activities and outputs in addressing the problem stated. 
2         The construction of a greenhouse  nursery
3         Protection of the Morant Community from the devastation of uncontrolled water.
4         Increase alternative livelihood option for over 50 farmers

Describe the approach that will be taken in implementing the project and the actual work (activities) required.
This project will be managed by STEPA with technical support and overview by a Management Steering Committee (MSC).  The organization has a strong dynamic, willing and committed composition of individuals, such as educators, agriculturalist, scientists, foresters, youths, community leaders, law enforcement officers, managers plus others with a wide array of skills and abilities.  We will be collaborating with our partners at RADA, NEPA, SDC, Forestry Department SCR, NLA ISCF and others base on their expertise.   
Preliminary meetings will be held and farmers will be selected at the STEP office.
Workshops will be organized to train farmers and build community awareness.
Greenhouse/nursery will be built on the 3 acres plot of land located at Morant.
                Communication and Visibility Plan (one page)

Outline how the project will give adequate visibility to the activities being implemented especially giving credit to the Global Environment Fund for its financial support to the project. This should include the compulsory use of the GEF logo on all materials, publications, leaflets, brochures, newsletters, websites, signage, display panels, commemorative plaques, banners, promotional items, photographs, audiovisual productions, public events and visits, supplies and equipment and information campaigns.

The project highlight the support given to the project through public awareness by having a launch at implementation phase. This launch will be advertised through via electronic and printed media as well as a through banner dispayed in the Morant Bay capital.  Community organizations such  as  youth groups, churches and the schools will be used to send the message.  Should the project produce any printed material the logo of GEF will be placed on  them.   
 Photographs taken will label and  displayed at the projects office.  The project will do a visual documentation of the  various types of activities that is being done .  This recording will give credit to the imput and support of GEF.

Signs will be erected with the funders logos  All promotional items and equiptment purchased will visually display the GEF logo. All

           Summary Budget (1/2 page)
State the main activities proposed costs and total budget of the project. Also include information on actual or potential co-financing and sources of co-financing (other donors, private sector, and community)

Description of Work
Total Anticipated Cost
Amount requested from SGP

US$
JA$
US$
*Manpower/labor (non-technical labour)
$30,000.00
  1.289250.00
  15,000.00
Training/Seminar/
Workshops etc.
  10,000.00
    429,750.00.
     5000.00
**Consultancies (specialized/certified services-please list)
   6,000.00
    429.750.00
     5000.00
Equipment/Material (please list)
 35.000.00
2.148,750.00.
$25,000.00
*Administrative costs ((incl. project mgnt.)


  $10,000.00




Total



NB:  * Together should not exceed 20% of grant amount. Please note that transportation costs are to be charged to the associated project activity.
       **Provide listing of all specialised certified services that will be needed. Terms of References (ToRs) for all consultants along with their Curriculum Vitas (CVs) must be submitted prior to engagement of services during project implementation


Is there secured co-financing, if so please indicate amounts and sources below
Co-financing
In-hand

Source (s)
In-kind (value)
US$
US$
Cash
US$
US$
Sub Totals
US$
US$
Total Co-financing (add in-hand and potential)
US$

If other sources of funding have not yet been secured have you or are you planning to approach other donor(s) for funding for this project?  If yes please indicate donor(s).

             The project will approach other donors such local cooperate bodies such as Seprod, the local Member of Parliament for some kind of co-financing support.
                Organisation Information (1/2 page)

State how and why your organisation was founded, its mission and how it is managed. Give a brief description of its activities, a description of its target population, number and types of projects implemented (and donors) and its average annual budget.