Project: Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change

 in Toledo, Southern Belize

Project Status: Finished in 2019


The project aimed to improve the resilience of 10 communities through the improvement of physical infrastructure and early warning systems; the development of public education and awareness actions and the implementation of climate-smart agricultural farming systems.


Participating communities in the Toledo District: Bella Vista, Bladen, Blue Creek, Corazon Creek, Golden Stream, Indian Creek, Jordan, San Benito Poite, Santa Anna, Santa Teresa, and Trio.


Highlights and Updates


  • Improved physical structure and early warning systems for reduced risk to natural hazards.
  • Improve the agricultural farming systems resilient to climate change impacts using the farmer’s club model.

  • Public education and awareness about climate change and disaster risk reduction improved.



Primary (direct) Beneficiaries

  • 180 farmers (20 women and 160 men) as the primary beneficiaries
  • 22 River Keepers. 5 Radio Operators
  • 77 Village Emergency Committees (VECs) / Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT) members

Secondary (indirect) Beneficiaries

  • Approximately 8,000 residents (4,160 females and 3,840 males) in 11 villages Stann Creek and Toledo districts


During project implementation, HPPB collaborates with:

  • Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI).
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development (MOAFFESD).
  • Ministry of Works, Transport and National Emergency Management Organisation (MOWTN).
  • District Association of Village Councils (DAVCO)
  • Village Alcaldes and/or Chairmans

Time Frame

Start Date: May 2017

Finish Date: December 2019

Duration: 31 months 

The project was funded by

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