Youth attend CDB-funded bootcamp on climate-smart agriculture in Grenada

Grenada climate-smart agriculture bootcamp. Image: via Caribbean Development Bank

Thirty young Grenadians recently participated in a bootcamp designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture:

The youth participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, are the newest cohort in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme, which is being held under the theme, “Climate Action Today = Food for Tomorrow.” It began on May 23 and [ran] until May 25 at the Kalinago Beach Resort in St. George’s, Grenada.

The Hon. Kate Lewis, Minister within the Ministry of Youth Development, Sports, Culture and the Arts, Grenada, … delivered remarks at the event.

“I take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the Caribbean Development Bank for giving our young people the opportunity to have their say as we build a more climate-smart agricultural sector. [A] special thank you also to you the participants for accepting this challenge, accepting this opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges facing you in the agricultural sector,” she told the youth.

Dr. Malachy Dottin, Director of Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, encouraged participants to take responsibility for climate action in their daily lives.

“Tell us about your actions to combat climate change by using your social networks. Buy only what you need. It is crucial,” he said. “Limit plastic, recycle paper, glass and aluminium […] Love your leftovers,” the professor told participants in an interactive address.

A team from the University of the West Indies’ Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship is facilitating the Bootcamp.

Read more at the CDB website.

[Image: via the Caribbean Development Bank]


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