Northern Caribbean Disaster Response

by Blue Atlas
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response
Northern Caribbean Disaster Response

Summary

Blue Atlas works on the ground post disasters to provide immediate assistance for farmers to re-establish the food supply chain and increase food security and restore livelihoods. Our focus is to rebuild a strong and sustainable food system. Through our programs: 1. Offering grants to help farmers and fishers in the immediate aftermath of a crisis through our SULA Grant 2. Offer training and support to those interested in climate-smart blue foods 3. Environmental restoration for resiliency

$120,000
total goal
$119,900
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
12
months

Challenge

Currently, CARICOM estimates that there are 34 million people in the region suffering from hunger due to food insecurity. Island nations present unique challenges. In agriculture, these challenges present as scarcity of land limited access to fresh water and nutrient poor soil. Coupled with growing hurricane seasons and lack of access to funding for farmers and ag related businesses it is vital to fill this niche.

Solution

By: 1. Actively increase local food production by providing training on grow systems and climate smart ag technologies. 2. Working with the community to stimulate the conversation around food security through outreach, trainings on nutrition and youth engagement 3. Our SULA Grant provides direct assistance to farmers and fishers to reach capacity through mentorship, grants, and investments for the purpose of increasing the number small shareholder farms and commercial product.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of increasing food security by supporting a thriving local food system is: 1. Decreased vulnerable reliance on nutrient poor, expensive imports 2. Farm and fisher industry growth 3. Increased GDP through keeping more dollars circulating within the economy Local food systems are the cornerstone of a thriving local economy and access to more nutrient dense food. Eating locally creates a more balanced diet increasing overall health and combating malnutrition.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Blue Atlas

Location: Blanchester, OH - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Kali Kirkendall
Blanchester , OH United States

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