FAO and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

FAO is collaborating with CANARI, in piloting a mentoring programme for forest based communities to help them develop their ideas into successful business models. The training not only improves technical skills in producing a product but also increases the capacity of the group to successfully place their products in the market. Similar initiatives are implemented through complementary partnerships to support honey production in Jamaica, as well as weaving of bamboo baskets and community-based ecotourism initiatives in St Vincent and the Grenadines.The collaboration has resulted in the ongoing evolution of participatory forest governance approaches, including community forestry, to ensure continued benefits to the economy, livelihoods and well-being of Caribbean people.

Implementation methodologies

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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

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Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

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FAO, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
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Resources devoted to implementation
In-kind contribution
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Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: ongoing
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Alemneh Dejene, alemneh.dejene@fao.org

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