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Publication from IICA seeks to strengthen sustainable development in Family Farming in the Caribbean

Publication from IICA seeks to strengthen sustainable development in Family Farming in the Caribbean

The document compiles studies carried out between 2015 and 2016 in four countries of the region.

San Jose, 18 October, 2017 (IICA). To promote a critical analysis of the conditions of Family Farming (FF) in Caribbean countries and reflect upon the possible scenarios that can strengthen and facilitate sustainable development of FA are the objectives of the publication entitled “Characterisation of Family Farms in the Caribbean: A Study of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”; a document recently published by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

The publication is a collection of studies that were carried out in order to characterize the typical systems of family farming in Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines. Additionally, the document addresses key aspects such as the characteristics of family farms, contributions to society in terms of financial contribution, food production, and cultural identity.

The study was carried out within the framework of IICA’s Flagship Project on Productivity and Sustainability of Family Farming, with support from Dr. David Dolly and Glenroy Ennis, researchers at the University of the West Indies.

“We hope the results of this study will provide elements for discussion of FF and promote advancement in the design and implementation of differentiated public policies that provide opportunities for creating the conditions necessary for these scenarios to become a successful and sustainable reality for the rural population in the Caribbean”, stated Fatima Almada, leader of IICA’s Flagship Project on Productivity and Sustainability of Family Farming.

To download this document, please follow the link: “Characterisation of Family Farms in the Caribbean: A Study of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”

More information: Maria.Febres@iica.int

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