The Grenada Market Access and Rural Enterprise Development Programme (MAREP) is a six year Programme (2011 - 2017) implemented and financed by the Government of Grenada (GOG) with additional financing through a loan agreement with the International Fund for Agriculture Development and the Caribbean Development Bank.
The goal of the programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in 50 rural communities in Grenada and in Carriacou. The programme targets unemployed and underemployed men and women, crop farmers, fisher folks, livestock farmers, agro-processors, craft producers, community based organizations, members of producers groups, associations, cooperatives and vulnerable persons to build their capacity and increase their income and livelihood.
MAREP is therefore informing the general public of its target communities in which it will implement its programme activities for the period 2011-2014.
For the period 2011-2013, MAREP will implement its programme activities in the following communities:
- St. Patrick: Mt. Craven, Levera/La Fortune
- St. John: Maran
- St. Mark: Non Pariel
- St. Andrew: Mt. Horne
- St. David: La Tante
For the period 2012-2014, MAREP will implement its programme activities in the following communities:
- St. Patrick: Mt Rich, River Sallee, town of Sauteurs
- St. John: Clozier including Mt. Felix, Florida
- St. Mark: Resource, Union
- St. Andrew: Post Royal, Paradise Cocoa/Simon, Telescope, Soubise
- St. David: Vincennes, Winsdor Forest
- St. George: New Hampshire
- Carriacou: Lauriston/L’Esterre, Bogles, Mt. Royal
MAREP will also provide special outreach services to target groups in Hermitage, La Poterie and Byelands in St. Andrew and Petite Martinique.
For further information, please contact MAREP on telephone 442-0105/442-0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 442-0104.
MAREP Background Information
MAREP is a six year Programme (2011-2017) funded by the Government of Grenada (GOG), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and beneficiaries in the amount of US$8.5 million.
The goal of MAREP is to reduce rural poverty and vulnerability of rural young unemployed or self-employed men and women in 50 communities in Grenada and Carriacou.
The Programme will therefore be working with communities to implement a number of strategies to meet this goal mainly through its two main components: the Human and Social Capital Building and Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups component and the Market Access and Enterprise Development component. These two Components will focus on strengthening rural organisations, producers groups, associations, cooperatives and youth groups through organisational, development, establishment and strengthening of small enterprises and improving access to markets/market opportunities.
MAREP services will include tailored interventions according to the needs of target communities and beneficiaries and to empower communities to improve their social and economic well being. Youth motivational symposia and scholarship opportunities will be made available to rural beneficiaries in the 50 poorest rural communities in Grenada and Carriacou. A rural financial facility will be implemented to provide access to affordable financing through a credit line and a rural investment fund comprising a Social Window, Enterprise Window and Productive Window. Through these windows, non-reimbursable financing would be available and accessible to various groups and new or existing enterprises to assist with business plan and enterprise development, market access, product development in the areas of livestock, fish, crop, production, agro-processing, craft production, spices, services and other innovations.
MAREP Communications Unit
Programme Management Unit (PMU)
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