INMED Caribbean brings the future of farming to Jamaica

INMED Caribbean brings the future of farming to Jamaica

Tanesha Wallace dreamed of starting her own commercial agri-business one day.

For the past few years, she had been struggling to help support her widowed mother and younger siblings in Montego Bay, St James, and saw aquaponics as a means to improve her family’s livelihood and food security.

The life-long gardener and nature enthusiast watched dozens of YouTube videos and experimented with a home system, but admitted that it was not as easy as it looked.

So, imagine her delight when Wallace learned of a new programme by INMED Partnerships for Children to help smallholder farmers, women, and youth launch aquaponics enterprises in Jamaica.… Read the rest...

Follow A Farmer – Tanesha Wallace’s Journal Entries

Follow A Farmer – Tanesha Wallace’s Journal Entries

Farmer Tanesha Wallace

Tanesha Wallace has always loved gardening and decided to combine her passion with her need to generate additional income to help support her mother and younger siblings after her father passed away. Her solution was to build her own home aquaponics farm. For the past year, she has been cultivating an experimental aquaponics system comprised of plastic bins of goldfish and four shelves of vegetable plantings. It has been a labor of love, but it hasn’t been promising as a source of income—that is, until she learned of INMED’s IACA program in Jamaica. After meeting with INMED Caribbean Program Director Paul Barrett and INMED Global Partnerships Director Francesca Laursen, she decided to enroll in INMED’s adaptive agriculture initiative, which seeks to help budding entrepreneurs like Tanesha launch aquaponics enterprises.… Read the rest...