COLEACP supports CaFAN efforts to assist with rehabilitation of small-farm-families’ livelihoods in Dominica
The COLEACP (Europe-ACP Liaison Committee) has contributed 20,000 Euros to assist CaFAN with rehabilitation of small-farm-families’ in Dominica amidst the devastation resulting from the impact of tropical storm Erica.
According to Guy Stinglhamber, General Director of Programs, General Delegate Coleacp, "for Coleacp association of ACP and European members, using their own financial resources to support CaFAN's members in this case, is really a confirmation of solidarity between the COLEACP family which include CaFAN".
CaFAN is monitoring the ongoing agricultural assessment, which is been being conducted, and the funds from COLEACP will be used to help small farmers with land clearing, seeds and agricultural inputs.
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This week, our sister island of Dominica was devastated by the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. News reports coming out of Dominica indicated that there are several lives which have been lost, including significant damages to private and public properties.
CaFAN is appealing to all members and partners who can provide support to do so to help in the country's recovery process. We are one Caribbean and one people and our brothers and sisters need us during this time. If you will like to make a donation, please let us know so that we can point you in the right direction.
To the Government and People of Dominica, do accept our deepest sympathies from the entire membership of the Caribbean Farmers Network.
Jamaica was most suitable for the venue of the official launch of the CaFAN three year project titled, “Sustainable, profitable value chains in the Caribbean” because of the focus placed on agriculture as highlighted by the recently concluded Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.
The launch was held at the Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios on Tuesday August 4th, 2015, Speakers included Programme Coordinator of CTA, Mr. Juan Cheaz; Mr. Sydney Henry, Project Manager of the Sandals Foundation and Mr. Jethro Greene, Chief Coordinator of CaFAN.
The featured address was delivered by Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and who serves as Chairman of CaFAN. The event was chaired by Mr. James Paul (MP)