Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Guyanese farmers receive grants to improve natural disaster resilience

Recipients of UNDP’s Micro-Grants. Also seated are UNDP Resident Representative, Jairo Valverde (left), Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture with responsibility for Rural Affairs, the Hon. Valerie Adams-Yearwood (center) and Jason Chacon, Project Manager. Photo Ministry of Agriculture

Recipients of UNDP’s Micro-Grants. Also seated are UNDP Resident Representative, Jairo Valverde (left), Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture with responsibility for Rural Affairs, the Hon. Valerie Adams-Yearwood (center) and Jason Chacon, Project Manager. Photo Ministry of Agriculture

Nine farmers from two regions in Guyana were given grants to help reduce the impact of natural disasters on their businesses.  

The grants, which totalled around GYD$20Million, were provided under the United Nations Development Program’s project for “Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica.” 

The farmers who benefitted from the grants are in Mahaica-Berbice (Region5) and East Berbice-Corentyne (Region 6). 

The Japanese government provided the funds for the micro-grants scheme which forms part of a three-year program which will conclude in June 2021. 

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