The Ministry of Agriculture is currently implementing project activities related to two projects JCCCP projects in St. Vincent.
The first project is an Irrigation Capacity Improvement program to Improve Climate Resilience among Small Farmers.
This is being done through the JCCCP Grant Funding – US$191,064.57.
The project objective is to enhance farmers’ capacity to meet economic needs through the installation of irrigation capacities on and off-farm to improve their climate resilience through the adoption of climate-smart strategies.
The second project is a Climate Change Adaptation Project for Livestock Production.
This is also funded through a JCCCP Grant of US$55.555.56.
This project seeks to establish mechanisms to tackle declining incomes and livelihoods of farm families due to increased intensity and frequency of the dry period, inadequate irrigation infrastructure and continued use of fossil fuel fertilizers on small farms.
The project will mitigate these issues by constructing small water harvesting systems on small livestock holdings to harvest rainwater to be stored for later use.
The project will procure pelletizers to conserve better quality forage for periods of droughts or floods.
The provision of resilient tropical breeds of small ruminants that can withstand the variation in temperature and the increasing burden of endoparasites.
Finally, the project would install biodigesters on pig farmers’holdings to convert waste into usable energy for heating and electricity.
Pics of Project Supplies (Tanks, Pumps, Drip Lines, Solar Panels) and Implementation Work.