Comprehensive Study of the Maldivian Civil Society
The report provides insight into the opportunities for improving the public confidence in CSOs and the key concerns that should be addressed when decentralizing the regulation and monitoring of CSOs.
Valuing Biodiversity - the economic case for biodiversity conservation in the Maldives
The “Atoll Ecosystem Conservation” (AEC) project co-financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented through UNDP by Ministry of Housing, Transport and Environment is putting forward this report that demonstrates and quantify the value of Biodiversity and Atoll ecosystem conservation in the Maldives.
- 22 Dec 2013:Developing the local councillors orientation curriculum
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- 15 Dec 2013:UNDP supports development of future leaders through the Youth Leadership Programme
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- Snaps from the short training held for Thoddoo farmers on adapting cocoponics for fruit and vegetable farming. This is one from a series of trainings planned by the Tourism Adaptation Project (TAP) in partnership with Serenesky Guesthouse in Thoddoo under the TAP small grants scheme. The specific pilot project in Thoddoo focuses on demonstrating drip irrigation technology to reduce wastage during irrigation. Addressing fertiliser and pesticide run-off caused by traditional methods of farming is also an aim of the project. The drip irrigation technology together with cocoponic farming techniqueso undertaken in greenhouses is believed to be far less water, fertiliser and pesticide intensive. Since the crops are grown in special bags chemical run-off and contamination of ground water lens is also prevented in the method of farming being piloted. The Tourism Adaptation Project is a joint initiative of the UNDP Maldives and Ministry of Tourism implemented with the aim of climate proofing the Maldivian Tourism industry. cc: Maldives Tourism Adaptation Platform - MTAP 8 hours ago
- Thoddoo in AA. Atoll is famous for its agricultural produce and has got one of the largest share of the agricultural sector in the Maldives. A significant proportion of fruits and vegetables at Male’ Local Market comes from Thoddoo. The hardworking farmers in Thoddoo are also to thank for the steady supply of watermelons that Maldivians enjoy during the month of Ramadan. The current farming practices in place at Thoddoo are water as well as petrochemical intensive. Open irrigation practices adopted by the local farmers are rather wasteful and is unsustainable. Since the farming practices are to a great extent fertilizer and pesticide intensive, run off from these are contaminating the fresh water lens used for household purposes. The Tourism Adaptation Project implemented jointly by UNDP Maldives and Ministry of Tourism is partnering with Serenesky Guesthouse in Thoddo, to Pilot a model farm where the aforementioned issues will be addressed. The greenhouses set up as part of the project will adopt a drip irrigation technology that reduces water usage immensely in comparison to open irrigation in place at traditional farms. As cocoponics would be the medium for growing crops, fertiliser and pesticide use would also be minimised to a huge extent. Consequently, run off and contamination of ground water would also be prevented. As part of the project several farmers would be trained on this new approach along with school students and they would be made aware of the environmental issues with current farming practices. Yesterday AT 11:04 AM
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