Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture Training

Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture Training

Our first aquaponics training course for farmers in Jamaica was filled to capacity! Smallholder farmers and aspiring agriculture entrepreneurs gathered for three days of intensive training to help them launch aquaponics businesses to increase their incomes, strengthen food security for their families and communities, and adapt to climate change realities. Soil degradation from centuries of sugar cane cultivation as well as overfishing and water pollution make aquaponics a critical solution for Jamaica’s future. Learn about INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture at https://inmedcaribbean.org.

INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program provides a comprehensive approach to sustainability, with technical and business training, access to affordable loans, ongoing technical assistance and links to markets for high-quality aquaponic fish and produce.… Read the rest...

The summer reading lists are out

The summer reading lists are out

The summer reading lists are out, and for those interested in gardening as a means of better nutrition, education and engagement, The Power of a Plant by Stephen Ritz is a good read. A teacher in some of the country’s poorest schools, Ritz documents how incorporating gardening and plants into his curriculum played a key role in increasing the graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improving attendance to 93% at his South Bronx high school.

INMED has experienced equally impressive outcomes with its school gardens in Brazil, Peru, Jamaica and South Africa. Learn more at https://inmed.org/what-we-do/.

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