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WUSC Caribbean, under its Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) Project, has introduced a new ‘FarmHER’ interview series, which aims to promote and strengthen climate-resilient agriculture in the Caribbean. The introduction of the FarmHER series is in line with WUSC Caribbean’s mandate to break the bias in agriculture for women and to facilitate discussions surrounding women’s participation in sustainability and climate change.

FarmHER is a series of social media LIVE knowledge-sharing interviews that are part of WUSC’s five-year Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean (SAC) project, funded by the Government of Canada and implemented in five Caribbean countries:  Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Suriname. Through the project, WUSC Caribbean is working to enhance equitable economic prosperity for women and youth through inclusive, sustainable, and climate-resilience agricultural market systems.

The inaugural episode of FarmHER featured Latoya Rattray, a Clarendon, Jamaica-based farmer who produces sweet corn, yellow yam, scotch bonnet pepper, and sweet potato. Rattray, who has been farming for over two years shared her experiences in navigating the industry. She also highlighted some valuable lessons and best practices learned. She advised women who want to work in agriculture to be strategic in their approach to targeting and penetrating their market, securing funding, logistics, and record keeping.

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