IICA hosts webinar to share results of ground-breaking research on hurricane resilience and food security measurement
Adaptive capacity, specifically the diversity of crops grown, literacy level of the head of the household, and assets were the most important factors that positively contributed to household resilience.
IICA held a training of trainers programme for measuring climate resilience in agriculture and related sectors
The framework calculates the Resilience Capacity Index (RCI) of households based on established resilience structures or pillars, such as, adaptive capacity, access to basic services, assets, and social safety networks.
Micro financing as a mechanism to increase climate resilience in Rural women in Dominica
Microfinance Consultant Monica Rogers-Fletcher, based in Trinidad and Tobago engaged a Team of Consultants from Dominica and Guyana to develop a Gender Based Micro Financing Mechanism as a key product for the UNDP/IICA project, Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Commonwealth of Dominica. This project is expected to attract new levels of interest from rural women in the agriculture sector to engage and invest in productive activities and alternative livelihoods.