The World Bank continues to support action to restore livelihoods in Dominica’s agricultural sector, post Hurricane-Maria.
Via Dominica News Online:
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved US$16.4 million in additional financing for Dominica to support ongoing projects in the areas of agriculture and infrastructure for climate resilience and economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
“Agricultural livelihoods, food security, and resilience to climate-related shocks are key priorities for Dominica. This financing will support Dominica’s efforts in these areas, including providing local employment opportunities in the construction and agriculture sectors during this challenging COVID-19 period,” said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean.
Additional financing of US$3.6 million was also approved for the Dominica Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project, which aims to restore the livelihoods of farmers and fisherfolk affected by Hurricane Maria.
The World Bank has previously provided substantial hurricane recovery financing for farmers and fishers in Dominica under the multi-million dollar Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project.