Jamaicans receive training in hydroponics

Fifteen farmers and four government officers have benefited from training in sustainable hydroponics production systems, under the ‘Addressing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ (WEF) Project.

This was made possible through a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Government of Mexico and the Government of Jamaica. WEF is a subproject of the Mexico-CARICOM-FAO ‘Cooperation for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in the Caribbean’ or Resilient Caribbean Initiative in short.

The project, which is funded by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), aims to empower farmers with the tools and expertise to become more climate resilient.

The training has equipped farmers with new skills in hydroponics to help improve their yield. Following their participation in the programme, some farmers received solar-powered irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting and storage facilities, for sustainable open-field production.          

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