Increasing Water and Food Security
With support from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., PADF is working with Plenty Belize, a village-based development agency, to provide on-site skills training through its Garden-Based Agriculture for Belize’s Environment (GATE) initiative. The GATE program assists primary schools in developing organic gardens and provides environmental education for students, teachers and parents.
As part of this program, participants receive weekly trainings on gardening, plant care, use of tools, composting and pest control. The program has already established five home gardens and provides technical support to develop others. Additionally, program staff conduct weekend workshops to train teachers, home gardeners and local volunteers. The project benefits around 765 youth and adults.