Coconut Industry Development Project for the Caribbean
Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation Overview

Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation Overview

This project seeks to support better risk management & disaster mitigation planning: Improve the capacity of smallholder farmers to better prepare for and manage economic and environmental risks that may affect their livelihoods.

Outcome 4: Smallholder farmers have greater understanding and are better prepared to reduce the impact of economic, commercial and environmental risks*

Activities
• Comprehensive risk and risk mitigation gaps assessment of fresh and mature coconut sector value chains
• Selection of IPM pilot plots in each country
• Development of risk management protocols and response plans to formulate risk mitigation measures and tools
• Drafting of national protocols for surveillance and emergency response plans in beneficiary countries.

 

Output 4.1: Small producers risks evaluated and risk management plan developed

• 23 IPM pilot plots established in 10 countries

• More than 100 trainings/visits in coconut pest and diseases

• Information reviewed and development of protocols for surveillance and emergency response plans for coconut pests of economic importance completed.

• Report on effective entomological risk mitigation of coconuts completed: to be presented to the Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum in October

• PRAs for the import of coconut germplasm across Caribbean in completed

 

Output 4.2: Smallholder farmers trained to better understand and manage commercial, economic and environmental risks*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output 4.2: Smallholder farmers trained to better understand and manage commercial, economic and environmental risks*

• More than 260 farmers and 140 extension officers trained in risk mitigation

 

Output 4.3 Integrated Agronomic and Pest Management practices enhanced

• 23 IPM pilot plots established in 10 countries (DR in progress)

• National and Regional Quality planting material workshops conducted in 11 countries

• Overview of main pest and disease threats identified in each country

• Collection of best practices of IPM gathered nationally and regionally

• Collaboration with more than 10 IPM national institutions to deliver IPM advisory services

• Assessment of legislation for cross-border movement of germplasm across countries completed

 

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