The division of agriculture is set to move on to phase three of its agriculture’s Climate-Smart Agriculture training programme in efforts to increase climate resilience and sustainable development of the agricultural sector.
According to Technical Specialist in the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Kent Coipel Phase one and two focused on equipping Agriculture Extension Officers, Forest Rangers, and other affiliated professionals with knowledge and facilitation skills to build capacity in Climate-Smart Agriculture.
Agriculture and food security is one of the most heavily impacted by climate change. As a result, stakeholders within the agricultural sector must find new ways to adapt and build resilience.
Felix Leslie Technical Officer -Extension said by training the trainers, farmers will have better access to clear information from extension officers who are capable of teaching climate smart methods to build resilience in agriculture.
This exercise is facilitated by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and the IICA GUY-DOM project.