IICA hosts webinar to share results of ground-breaking research on hurricane resilience and food security measurementAdaptive 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 sectorsThe 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 DominicaMicrofinance 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.
FAO and IICA partnered to strengthen the production and market access capacity of the Dominica Beekeepers Cooperative SocietyThe project was to build capacity of farmers organization in six Caribbean countries including Dominica
Women increase their capacities in the face of climate risksThe objective of the project is to support hazard-prone communities, especially vulnerable groups - including women - in strengthening disaster and climate risk resilience towards enhancing sustainable livelihoods within such communities in Dominica and Guyana.
Small ruminant producers in Antigua and Barbuda will benefit from an IICA project funded by the Australian Aid ProgrammeThe project seeks to address small ruminant producers access to sustainable nutritious protein-sources in Antigua who are signiﬁcantly aﬀected by climate risks (droughts and ﬂoods), poor soils, ineﬃcient water use and poor management practices.