Sowing Seeds of Resilience in Dominica!
July 19, 2022
In Dominica, women farmers play a critical role in national food security, but their contributions are not sufficiently quantified, and their specific needs remain unaddressed. The Project Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women (GUY-DOM) in partnership with the Government of Dominica works to remedy this!
Women are often first responders during disasters, and this project specifically targets women farmers to ensure that their needs in disaster preparation, adaptation and mitigation are duly met. Funded by the Government of Japan for the benefit of the people of Guyana and Dominica; the project focuses on creating opportunities for participants to strengthen their knowledge capacity on disaster risk management; improve access to finance and value chain support for the sustainable and resilient livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized persons, including women and indigenous persons.
The project has helped over 200 farmers in 20 communities with 70% being women. As Dominica continues its path to become the first climate resilient country in the world, women farmers are indeed sowing the seeds of resilience now, for a more climate-resilient future for all.
See the impact of the GUY-DOM Project first-hand and hear from the women who are benefitting from this important intervention.