Good agricultural practices for climate risk management in Grenada

Good agricultural practices for climate risk management in Grenada

This report presents the Disaster Risk Management Framework in Grenada and the linkages to the agricultural sector as well as examples of good practice in this area.

The following principles became much more relevant and important to stakeholders as a result of this project.

  1. The need for proactive disaster planning that addresses all phases of the disaster cycle, and not limited exclusively to the response and recovery components of the disaster.
  2. The importance of mainstreaming disaster planning and management in national development planning.
  3. The urgent need for a well developed and managed agriculture sector disaster plan.
  4. The importance of providing mechanisms for integrating the needs and views of the agriculture sector at all decision making levels.
  5. The importance of building accountability and responsibility among the farming community for their own disaster management, particular their responsibility for mitigation, recovery and rehabilitation of their farming units.
  6. The need to enhance the capacity of local non governmental organizations and community based groups to access resources for disaster planning and recovery.
  7. The role of the Extension Department in supporting the adopting of mitigation practices and technologies among the farming community.
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