09 February 2011

Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop

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DSCN3812From January 26th - 28th, Oxfam Great Britain will be hosting a Regional Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop in Montego Bay, Jamica.

Representatives from academia, UN agencies, NGOs and, local and regional organizations, including ECTAD/CaFAN, will gather to discuss problems and exchange best practice knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction in small-scale agriculture. Ms. Renortha Penny of Grenada will be representing ECTAD/CaFAN during this three-day engagement.

Specific areas of discussion will include:

Disaster risk assessment in the agricultural sector
1. Promotion of long-term disaster risk reduction (DDR)
2. Technical intervention for enhanced (DDR and agricultural measures)
3. Socio-economic measures
4. Sector specific infrastructural measures

1. Training and awareness raising
2. Contingency planning
3. Linking early warning systems with agricultural sector needs
4. Protective measures and household level preparedness

Oxfam GB has been working for more than 10 years in the Caribbean region on agriculture development, food security and disaster risk reduction, through a variety of programs.

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About CaFAN

The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), formed in 2004, is a regional network of Farmers' Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Caribbean. CaFAN's major focus is to foster linkages, training and information sharing amongst Caribbean farmers so that they are in a better position to respond to the key challenges facing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean.

CaFAN organises training workshops, advocacy, study tours, information sharing, regional planning sessions, and produces a variety of publications.

CaFAN Members

Membership of CaFAN is open to farmers’ associations in countries of the Caribbean region. To date, the following countries have participated in activities of CaFAN:  Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts/Nevis; St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.

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P.O Box 827
New Montrose
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies