The CaFAN Secretariat, ECTAD has signed a second contract with the Coady International Institute, St. Fancis Xavier University in Canada to host two new Canadian Interns as part of Coady's Youth in Partnership Programme. In 2008, ECTAD signed its first contract with Coady and hosted two Canadian Interns for the period July 2008 to January 2009.
Fulfilling its mandate to Caribbean Farmers’ Associations across the region, the CaFAN will be hosting a regional workshop on “Community Based Disaster Management (CDM) in the Caribbean. The workshop is schedule to take place from April 20-23, 2009 at the Bay Gardens Inn in St. Lucia.
The workshop will bring together over twenty-five participants from regional and national farmer organizations and national and regional disaster management organisations. The main objective of the workshop is to identify a plan of action that farmers can adopt to minimize the risks of Natural disasters to their resources.