By BBN Staff: Officials from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5C’s) met on Monday to discuss a regional project focused on agriculture and rural development.
The three person team was headed by IICA Project Unit coordinator, Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez Marques at IICA headquarters in Costa Rica. The team met with officials from the center including Executive Director, Dr. Kenrick Leslie.
The officials discussed the development of initiatives helping to build resilience and providing funding for adaptation and mitigation in regional agriculture and rural development through the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
They also discussed issues affecting regional agriculture, such as the availability and access of water and the increasingly high rates of food importation for countries within the region.
Both the IICA and the 5C agreed to combine technical resources for the development of the project through the Green Climate Fund Simplified Approval Process (SAP), which is to be held on May 11.
Other persons who were present at the meeting from the 5C’s organization were: Dr. Ulric Trotz, Deputy Executive Officer and Science Advisor; Dr. mark Bynoe, Assistant Deputy Director; Project development Specialists, Dr. Donneil Cain and Mr. Vincent Peter and Science Officers Mr. Ahnivar Peralta and ms. Diana Ruiz.
Persons from the IICA organization were: Dr. Stephen Williams and Willie Chan, Technical Specialists
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