Country Suriname
Last update: 06/12/2018
Lead organisation organisation details Ministerie van Regionale Ontwikkeling
Budget US - US Dollar 265,188
Project period 01/01/2019 to 01/01/2021
Countries: Suriname 
Summary The project shall deliver a capacity building program focusing on agricultural production within an agroforestry system. This Program will be designed collectively by both Brazilian and Surinamese stakeholders, and will be thoroughly grounded on the “horizontal approach”, which is one of the main tenets of South-South Cooperation. The program shall, furthermore, set up an Agroforestry Technical Demonstration Unit where theoretical information shall be implemented and adjusted to the Surinamese climate, soil vegetation, economic perspectives and interests. This unit will allow Surinamese participants to test and adjust the acquired knowledge within a specific Amazonian ecosystem, to a specific end.
The following capacity building courses and activities will cover a wide range of subjects that shall provide the basic building blocks with which the Surinamese technicians can design a Program in Agroforestry systems adapted to their needs:
o Theoretical design of agroforestry systems focused on slash and burn areas
o Technical mission to agroforestry system systems and associates farmers organizations in Brazil
o Seed collection, conservation and, plant propagation.
o Farmers organizations, commercialization and, markets
o Recovery and improving strategies for fallow in slash and burn areas
o Conservation of natural renewable resources and on soil and water management and conservation in the slash and burn areas
o Small scale machinery and irrigation
o Socioeconomic diagnostic document of the slash and burn areas.
o Building extensions materials on agroforestry systems in Suriname
o Communications skills /techniques for rural communities in the hinterland

List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 140 Water supply and sanitation
120 Health
110 Education
150 Government and civil society
220 Communications
130 Population Policies/ Programs& Reprod. health
312 Forestry
1.2 Institutional dimension Policy Development
Knowledge Management & Communication
Finance & Credit
1.3 Natural dimension Genetic Resources
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
5. Decision makers/Policymakers
2. SMEs/Private sector
3. Intermediary organisations
2.1 Production System 2. Mixed cropping system
2.2 Production Chain 6. Processing
9. Consumption/Product Use
4. Harvesting
7. Marketing
5. Storage
8. Quality Control
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 1: Tropical
2.5b Agro-ecology: Altitude zone Highlands
3.2 Pollution-Environmental Protection 3. Ecosystems
2. Air
1. Water
4.1 Renewable Energy 01. Biogas
5.1 Sustainability Issues 5. Technology
1. Socio-economic Context
4. Facilities
2. Institutional Context
3. Financial Context
5.2 Content Development 7. Local knowledge
3. Television
6. Local language
2. Radio
5.3 Service Delivery Channel 2. Community/Rural Radio
7.1 Suriname-Districts Brokopondo
Role Person name
Support staff person details Prithvi Jairam