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Lessons Learned: Farmers and Financers

Why Farmers?

As Farm Credibly, we are focused on solving global problems but also problems that are widespread in the Caribbean. Agriculture is intertwined in the history of most Caribbean countries, and globally over 1 billion people are employed in agriculture, representing 1 in 3 of all workers (source: http://www.fao.org/3/i2490e/i2490e01b.pdf). This is a sizable market. After interviewing more than 120 different farmers, two common challenges are very pronounced for most farmers: 

Remembering St. Thomas

I really love St. Thomas! I think the fact that St. Thomas is a parish with what looks like the least amount of resources or development, actually works in its favour. This allows the parish the ability to reflect a rich heritage, you can feel the healing energy as soon as you enter that Bull Bay strip.  Think about it, of all Jamaica’s parishes this is the one with the cleanest and safest beaches.

Branson Centre Workshop on Measuring Impact

Yesterday, Farm Credibly led a workshop for the current cohort of Branson Centre entreprenurs. 

CTA invitation to Paramaribo, Suriname for the NAO & RAO meeting

How many people know about the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries?

Farm Credibly reps Jamaica at the Caribbean Agrotourism Policy Setting Workshop

After representing my team at this regional agro-tourism workshop which was excellently organised & facilitated by IICA - Barbados team I must say I no longer consider myself as only a Jamaican ambassador. I am now also a Caribbean ambassador. Being part of this diverse & deeply cultural experience has reminded me of how much we need each other and that working closer together will enable greater successes for each island as well as the region.