Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), through the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is currently hosting a one-week Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). The 5- day Training session started today 17th of June 2019 and is expected to end on the 21st of June 2019 at the Ministry of Agriculture Conference Room, National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds Belmopan.

The main objective of the Training is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture Extension and Cooperative Officers, lead farmers and high school teachers for increased resiliency to climate change in the agriculture sector of Belize. The training will consist of theory and practical sessions centered on the use and implementation of Climate Smart Agriculture and Farmer Field School methods using the Climate Smart Agriculture approach.

Climate change and climate variability are impacting agriculture production in Belize; therefore, it is imperative for the government of Belize to implement actions aiming to reduce the vulnerability of the agricultural sector. Institutional strengthening and improved technical capacities in the agriculture sector of Belize can improve the country’s ability to respond to climate risks and take advantage of opportunities that could emerge in the long-run.