Caribbean countries, IICA will collaborate to develop climate-resilient, low-emission agriculture

Put farmers first, buy local, invest in agriculture (Photo via IICA)

(Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Press Release) Under the leadership of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing of The Bahamas and with funding from the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and other partners will carry out actions to promote sustainable agriculture in the Caribbean – a region that is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The project, which will be implemented in nine countries (The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago), will aim to increase the engagement of the agriculture sector in climate action and planning; to develop analysis and capacities for evidence-based decision-making; and to identify good practices, methodologies and technologies to boost agricultural resilience.

The initiative has received closed to USD 1.2 million in funding from the United Nations Green Climate Fund. It will focus on the development of capacities, strategic frameworks, knowledge management and learning, in a bid to strengthen the base upon which the Caribbean agriculture sector can prioritize investments for resilience.

“Agriculture should be part of the solution and we must support the countries of the Caribbean in generating the conditions that will allow them to be more resilient to climate change, while ensuring an adequate and quality food supply for their people”, maintained Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

Read more at: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

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