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Diamond Village launches Kamakrabou River Stabilization project

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The Diamond Village Community Heritage Organization Inc will launch its Kamakrabou River Stabilization Project this evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m.{{more}}

The launch will take the form of a Public Consultation, which will take place at Earlene’s Square in Diamond Village, tonight.

The pilot project seeks to conduct as a pilot, a community based river stabilization project on the Kamakrabou River upstream the Diamond Village; undertake soil conservation strategies to stabilize the riverbed against erosion.; plant forest and fruit trees along a 300 metres stretch of the riverbed; demonstrate best practices on slope farming in the same area; and train 40 farmers in tree crop production/farming.

The project is funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and is a joint initiative of the FAO, the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Diamond Village Community Heritage Organization (DVCHO).

The launch and or public consultation will hear presentations from Forestry officials, leaders of the Heritage organization and take comments and recommendations from the public.

The community of Diamond and its environs is invited to participate in this consultation.

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