After overcoming one of the most critical stages of the reconstruction process following the devastation caused by hurricanes in 2017, this Caribbean nation anticipates that the project will create a powerful knowledge-sharing forum of great relevance to Eastern Caribbean countries.
The initiative was endorsed by the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, during a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean country.
The organizations signed a cooperation agreement to undertake a project that will benefit regions in the Mesoamerican Dry Corridor, Northeast Brazil and mid-mountain areas.
The 40 participants of the accountability seminar represented public and private sector entities as well as development partners, educational institutions and producer organizations.
Greenhouses, standing tree crops, vegetables, livestock feed, poultry and small ruminants were lost or damaged by the high winds and flood waters caused by last year’s hurricanes.
IICA recognizes the region’s vulnerability to the severe effects of climate change.