Farmers around the island have a better understanding of climatic information in order to make decisions on farm practices are now better equipped to implement new approaches and processes in agricultural production.
Aa number of individuals and farmer groups today participated in a review exercise to look at the relevance of the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture PICSA, a participatory approach to agricultural extension and climate services aimed at helping small scale farmers to address challenges associated with a variable and changing climate.
Participants at today’s program considered results from an assessment of the efforts of PISCA for farmers in the parishes of St. Patrick, St. Paul and St. David, between 2020 and 2022 which was implemented in Dominica under, the Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women both in Dominica and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Project.
Project Coordinator Sawana Fabien said the project implemented by the United Nations Development Program UNDP with the support of the Government of Japan.
Miss Fabien said despite the many challenges and issues faced by farmers in the implementation of such practices, it is encouraging to know that the results can be impactful.