In Mauritius, the small coastal village Belle Mare faces extreme climatic conditions such as drought and high-intensity rainfall. The inhabitants are mainly small planters, highly vulnerable to an incidence of pests and disease. 🌍
The coastal farmers used to cultivate their crops with agrochemicals or pesticides. These techniques cause big issues notably because it leaches through the sand and ground.
The EU GCCA+ project on the island combines scientific knowledge from the University of Mauritius with nature-based solutions.
“In today’s world, we need the hybrid integration of technology-based solutions with nature-based ones, which I believe will be crucial for the survival of the planet and thriving communities”
- Sunita Facknath, professor in Sustainable Agriculture.
Growing onions 🧅 in the sand of Belle Mare is possible. Fifteen beneficiaries of the programme are trained to Climate-smart agriculture techniques. The aim is to transform Belle Mare into an environment-friendly village that promotes sustainable livelihood and enhances national food security.
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