Aquaponics steering committee formed

Forty members of community groups and schools in western Jamaica recently benefited from another seminar in the aquaponics systems and technical training workshop series under the Jamaica Adaptive Agricultural Programme (JAAP), an initiative of INMED Caribbean, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The JAAP focuses on climate-change adaptation, specifically, the raising of awareness of climate-change impact among farmers and other stakeholders. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (soil-less crop production).

According to project director of INMED Caribbean, Paul Barrett, the specific objectives of the workshop were to strengthen the “adaptive” capacity of the beneficiaries to enable them to assume a leadership role in income generation and sustainability of the project.

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