Through a competition entitled “Climate Smart Agriculture: Stories from Farmers in the Eastern Caribbean States,” the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) seeks to identify successful cases of climate-smart practices.
Sponsored by IICA and the Ministries of Agriculture in each country, the competition is open to organizations in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Participating stories must demonstrate their contribution to the three objectives of climate-smart agriculture: increasing productivity and food security, fostering processes for adapting to climate change, and reducing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions (when possible).
Entries should focus on the resilience aspect of their stories and should document any benefits for increasing the productivity of agricultural systems and mitigating gas emissions.
The objective of this competition is to document and disseminate success stories at the farm level, which have the potential of being applied on a larger scale or of being replicated throughout the Caribbean region.
The competition is open to public or private organizations that are able to document the cases and are interested in more broadly disseminating their experiences. Government entities, international organizations (either nonprofit or for-profit), and their employees are not eligible to participate in the competition; however, they can encourage the organizations they support to document and submit their stories.
The application period begins on March 30 and ends on May 27. Applicants must submit their stories by filling out the online entry form available at https://iicawash.typeform.com/to/feWelE. The terms and conditions can be found there as well.