Franklin Witter, Jamaica’s Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Mining, has emphasized the significance of giving climate-resilient agricultural practices a top priority to guarantee food security during the hurricane season of 2023.
He highlighted Jamaica’s susceptibility due to its position and reliance on agriculture, both of which have been severely impacted by weather patterns, notably rainfall.
Climate-Resilient Farming Techniques
Jamaica must prioritize climate-resilient agricultural practices, encourage sustainable land and water management, diversify agricultural production, and spend money on cutting-edge technologies to meet these problems.
For the sake of maintaining food security and constructing a sustainable future in the face of climate change, it is also essential to strengthen the social safety net and promote international cooperation.
- Jamaican Minister emphasizes climate-resilient agricultural practices for food security during the 2023 hurricane season.
- Strengthen the social safety net, and promote international cooperation for food security and a sustainable future.
- L3F program enhances Jamaican farmers’ education, training, and farming techniques.
A partnership project of the Commonwealth of Learning and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) in Jamaica seeks to promote stakeholder dialogue on climate change, food security, and the agricultural value chain.
The L3F program gives Jamaican farmers access to high-quality instruction, training, and the ability to adopt cutting-edge farming techniques. The alliance has boosted the general resilience of the agriculture industry while enhancing farmers’ lives.