UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund Joint Programme approved for implementation in Dominica

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund Joint Programme “Resilient livelihoods and food security through data, digitalization and sectoral linkages” has been approved for implementation in the
Commonwealth of Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Joint Programme will be led by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and implemented jointly with the World Food Programme (WFP), with oversight from the Resident Coordinator Office and in partnership with the governments of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Joint Programme (JP) aims to contribute to resilient livelihoods and food security through data, digitalization, and sectoral linkages. The two (2) year JP will draw on the power of data, information systems, and sectoral linkages to mitigate the impacts of climate change and related shocks at the household, community, and national levels, promote and protect food security, livelihoods and strengthen resilience in a gender-responsive manner.

The JP will simultaneously improve the awareness and access of vulnerable people and communities to available social protection programmes and agriculture risk management practices/ technologies and help them to make better choices by accessing more information and knowledge.

Specifically, the anticipated results of the JP are:

1. Communities most vulnerable to impacts of climate change benefit from improved early warning, risk, and vulnerability data and geospatial information systems, which include linkages to agricultural, disaster risk management, and social protection policies, systems, and financing.

2. Digital data systems, assessments, and national registries on farmers, fishers, and vulnerable households are enhanced, including protocols for their use in the event of shocks in order to advance and protect livelihoods, food security, and development/recovery gains and ensure no one is left behind.

3. Some of the most vulnerable farmer/fisher households enhance their resilience and food security through improved linkages between agricultural and social protection sectors, expanded market and climate information services, improved farm/fisher data, and more inclusive risk management practices (including diversification), which consider differentiated opportunities, risks and impacts facing women and men.

The regional partners of the project include The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), The Caribbean Agricultural Development Institute (CARDI), The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), and the University of West Indies (UWI) system.

Meanwhile, the executing agencies include The World Food Programme and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, while the National Coordinating Authorities are the Ministry of Blue and Green Economy Agriculture and National Food Security in the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Ministry of Mobilization, Social
Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing, and Human Settlement in the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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  1. Lawyer
    September 12, 2022

    And another attempt to bombard us with a massive dose of resilient hogwash. Thousands of words but never ever a result. All this nonsense is created to implement a few high paying positions for Skerrit supporters. That’s were the money for these programs goes. Look at Greed and their budget! After years of existence anybody seen any TANGIBLE results??? I’m not interested in words and cheap propaganda by the way.

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  2. Ibo France
    September 10, 2022

    Where is Juanita to comment on this ‘resilient’ livelihoods? She is the consummate expert on all things resilient. I will defer to her on this article.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 11, 2022

      So, lbo, they went from Dominica is the first resilient country in the world; to resilient old people who cannot die!

      The Bible teaches that God gave this generation seventy (70) years to live, that he grantee, and he said by reason of strength we can lie beyond that. Hence my grandmother was born on 1st January, 1890, she expired in 1993 at age 103 years old; but does not mean she was resilient.
      So, I asks God to let me live to 108 years old: I know some Wesley clown is going to claim somebody in Wesley is a 108; but I ask God long before Maggie got to that age.
      Now they are again talking crap about resilient food?

      If there could be resilient food how come crops are grown around the world seasonally. You know I plant vegetables in my yard in the spring, by the time spring is over: beans, peas, cucumber, cabbage, zucchini squash, spinach, all simply dies no matter the amount of water and fertilizer they get.
      By September, near the end of summer nothing left!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        September 11, 2022

        ” he said by reason of strength we can lie beyond that.”

        That should read: “by reason of strength we can live beyond seventy years.”

      • Wesley Major
        September 12, 2022

        Look it, Makak-Tods Etinne can’t afford the high food prices in the supermarkets anymore, so he has to grow some veg in the yard. Perhaps you need to sell that Mercedes AMG but I guess one can’t sell a dream. Dream on Makak! If push comes to shove you can always come back to DA. I’m sure some people will give you a banana, a plantain or a cucumber. I personally wouldn’t, I wouldn’t even urinate on you if you were on fire.

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      • Ibo France
        September 12, 2022

        These Roosevelt appointees have use the word ‘resilient’ so frequently and meaningless my that it sounds like a ‘bad word’ now.

        DNO is their favourite news site to deposit their lies and absurdities.

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