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Peace Corps Dominican Republic Agro-Forestry

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FACTORS (Why) The issue of regular asset preservation, reforestation, soil protection and agro-ranger service are the absolute most imperative formative issues for the DR today. At all levels of the Dominican culture there exists clear accord to elevate reforestation and to execute preservation measures with a specific end goal to secure the real watersheds, build soil solidness. Watershed security in the DR is a standout amongst the most critical attempt in preservation because of the way that water creation is expected to supply household utilization of the populace, and to maintain agribusiness generation keeping in mind the end goal to build the way of life for the country poor. Accomplices (With Whom?) Secretary of Education Secretary of Environment Secretary of Agriculture Local NGOs Local Community Based Organizations How was the Project Developed ?

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Snapshot View of Agro-Foresty in the DR Commercial misuse of characteristic assets in the Dominican Republic can be followed back to the XVI century, and happened without specialized information, nor institutional backing. This brought about an emphasizd crumbling of the asset base, particularly of the ranger service assets. The corruption of the regular assets alongside the populace blast has brought about one of the most astounding populace densities on the planet in this way making an over-whelming weight on the current assets. The nation experiences one of the most elevated soil disintegration rates in the Western Hemisphere; The dirt disintegration loans to a supported neediness cycle and low horticulture and ranger service profitability, which thusly causes a condition of social dissimilarity that over the long haul undermines the social steadiness of the nation.

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Agro-Forestry PROJECT PLAN

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Project Purpose Low-pay little scale agriculturists living in provincial groups will enhance land use hones through building up feasible agro-ranger service frameworks and tree ranches to upgrade their pay limit and long haul generation.

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Project Goals GOAL #1: Strengthening the Agro-ranger service Management Capacity of Community Members GOAL #2: Strengthening the Capacity of Organizations

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GOAL #1: Rural people group will receive suitable administration hones that will add to the change of their creation limit, salary era, and lessen soil disintegration. Target 1: By the end of FY2006, 50 PCVs, and undertaking accomplices will help agriculturists and group individuals to build up 50 soil preservation plots, 350 enhanced wood stoves, and 30 little nurseries with an ability to reforest with 200,000 trees profiting 1,000 ranchers. Target 2: By the end of FY2006, 50 PCVs, and venture accomplices will prepare 1,000 ranchers in soil preservation, little tree nursery administration and reforestation/agro-ranger service .

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GOAL #2: Dominican Organizations will have the ability to prepare agrarian extensionists and little scale agriculturists all in all preservation rehearses that advance the feasible utilization of their territories. Target 1: By the end of FY2006, 25 AF PCVs will prepare 50 Dominican professionals and group preservation promoters from 10 NGOs on reasonable protection hones. Target 2: By the end of FY2006, 30 AF PCVs will prepare 150 protection professionals and promoters from 15 NGOs in arranging and authoritative abilities (observing, assessment, group symptomatic), and in addition hands on manageable practices (spread harvests, natural product tree ranches and natural cultivating).

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Typical Volunteer Cycle Pre-Service Training (12 weeks including CBT) Months 0-3: Community Diagnostic and Relation Building 3 Month IST : Diagnostic Report and Start the 1 st Year Project Planning Process Months 3-12 : Complete Project Plan, Implement, and Monitor venture 12 Month IST : Evaluate 1 st year advance and Plan 2 nd Year Months 12-24: Reformulate, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate venture Months 21-24 : Begin move process Pre, 3, 12 month Site Visits Close of Service Conference

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Top Ten Activities in the Environmental Awareness Education Project Tree Nursery Construction and Management Reforestation with Fruit and Wood Species Soil Conservation (Live and Dead Barriers) Compost and California Red Worm Production of Organic Fertilizer Organic Café and Cacao Production and Cooperatives Home Gardening and Small Animal Projects Clay and Ceramic Stoves and Energy Farms Small Businesses (Eco Tourism, Ceramic Art and Salon) Water Shed Management Education Et al: Latrines, Potable Water, Solar Panels, Cement Floors

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Success Story: Nathan Kennedy Nathan Kennedy (2002-2004). Nathan worked in the little group of Guayajayuco a residential community on the outskirt of Haiti where the general population make their living planting money crops on steep slopes and raising little creatures. Nathan prepared the development of the natural foundation of the group and prepared group individuals to monitor their surroundings. His everyday schedule comprised of helping little agriculturists embrace soil preservation practices to diminish soil disintegration and also helping ranchers to set up agroforestry frameworks with a blend of products of the soil trees species, and building live hindrances to avoid soil disintegration. Nathan additionally advanced natural cultivating in the group. The greenhouses got to be both a connection in creating trust with the group and also a definite learning device, which he used to show natural planting methods and the significance of incorporating foods grown from the ground in your eating routine. Nathan likewise added to the group by setting up a little organic product tree nursery that will deliver tree seedlings that little scale agriculturists will plant in their parts.

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Project Impact Snapshot Over 6,800 ranchers and group individuals prepared in soil protection, tree uniting, natural generation, accreditation, and tree nursery administration methods in 109 groups Thousands of sections of land of area reforested with more than 140,000 foods grown from the ground species trees Over 1,800 youth occupied with ecological preservation exercises Over 26,000 square meters of area treated with boundaries for disintegration control 100 fuel-effective stoves worked in little country groups.

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Being a Volunteer is… A Unique Experience A Challenging Experience A Growing Experience A Sharing Experience An Unforgettable Experience IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU DECIDE IT WILL BE!

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Peace Corps Dominican Republic Are you prepared for the test? Welcome to the Agro-Forestry Project

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