CTA in collaboration with IICA and CARDI organises a regional workhop bringing together all countries in the Caribbean and other relevant stakeholders to discuss cross-country issues and lessons learnt in increasing finance to support climate action for agriculture, particularly smallholder agriculture in the Caribbean.
Regional workshop - Climate finance and support mechanisms for a climate-resilient agriculture in the Caribbean
The regional workshop brings together academia, private sector, government, UN agencies, regional agricultural development organisations, finance institutions, farmers and youth to share and discuss the synthesis of the country case studies commissioned on NDC and climate finance from the region.
It is also used as an opportunity to take stock of CARDI and IICA interventions with regards to the development of climate finance for agriculture in particular and climate-smart agriculture in general. Through case studies from selected countries in the region, the workshop aims to synthesise key issues in the country reports to encourage cross-country learning on climate finance and, including needs and opportunities (partnerships, capacity building) to scale up and out climate resilience in the region.
A key outcome is to discuss approaches to raise the profile of agriculture in the implementation of NDCs and to identify priority regional action points relevant finance mechanisms and models for co-investment from the private sector and, partnership opportunities for climate actions in agriculture in the region.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
As the specialised agency of the Inter-American System for agriculture, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supports the efforts of the Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The Institute provides its cooperation through daily, close and permanent collaboration with its 34 Member States, whose needs it addresses expeditiously in order to achieve increasingly inclusive, competitive and sustainable agriculture. Without a doubt, IICA’s most valuable asset is the close relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work. Since our institution was founded, we have acquired a wealth of experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health and food safety, agribusiness, agricultural trade, rural development, natural resource management and training.
For over 30 years the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has been steadfast in providing sterling contributions to the growth and development of the agricultural sector of Member Countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Heads of Governments of CARICOM in 1975 established CARDI to serve the agricultural research and development needs of the 12 Member Countries within CARICOM. In this context, CARDI as the only regional agricultural institution identified in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas has a critical role to play in the implementation and co-ordination of key Technology and Information Systems (TIS). CARDI, through national consultations in Member Countries is impacting on the regional food basket through commodity programmes – small ruminants, sweet potato, and other root crops, cereals and grain legumes, hot peppers and fruits and vegetables.