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Ministers of Agriculture of 30 countries of the Americas will meet in Costa Rica prior to COP27 to define priorities for collective action to address climate change

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Ministers, secretaries, and senior officials of the Ministries of Agriculture of 30 countries of the Americas, as well as representatives of multilateral credit agencies and global climate funds will meet this week in Costa Rica to discuss the strategic role of the region’s agriculture sector in addressing climate change, ahead of the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP27) in November.

The meeting, which will take place on September 22 and 23 in San Jose, will be entitled “Challenges for agriculture in the Americas to address the climate crisis”.

Organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the ministerial meeting will serve as a regional coordination forum in preparation for COP27, in which the 197 countries that are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will participate and in which agriculture will play a leading role.

At the meeting in Costa Rica, the agricultural authorities of the Americas, representatives of multilateral credit agencies, and IICA will seek to identify priority areas for climate action. In doing so, they will take into account the unique role of regional agriculture in leading global efforts in this area, as well as potential benefits with respect to food and nutritional security, poverty reduction, sustainability, and water conservation and management, among others.

The meeting will be opened by 2020 World Food Prize winner Rattan Lal, IICA’s Special Envoy to COP 27 and the world’s leading authority on soil science; Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA; and Costa Rican government authorities.

In addition to the ministers and secretaries, the Vice President of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Christian Asinelli, and a representative of the government of Egypt, the host country of COP 27, will also be in attendance.

Ministerial discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities for regional agriculture within the current context. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in turn, will present their multilateral financial perspectives. Participants will also discuss how the financial mechanisms of the UNFCCC relate to agriculture, as well as review their objectives.

Background

The meeting “Challenges for agriculture in the Americas to address the climate crisis” was convened as a follow-up to a decision by the Ministers and Secretaries of Agriculture of the Americas, who, last May, identified the need to raise the profile of the agriculture sector in global discussions on climate change, and instructed IICA to coordinate this process.

They also requested that IICA prepare messages to be presented in the lead-up to COP27, based on the regional consensus reached in preparation for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

On that occasion, the continent presented a unified position—developed through an extensive debate process coordinated by IICA—which underscored the idea that agricultural producers and other food systems workers are an essential and central link in the food system, and that, without agricultural production, there would be no raw material to transform into food.





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Festival Dwivés Kick Off today

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by: September 30, 2022

Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) will kick off the series of Festival Dwivés this Friday, September 30th, as part of the promotion for the 22nd World Creole Music Festival (WCMF). Every Festival Dwivé will provide a thematic feel as each one features a different music genre. This Friday, the Festival Dwivé will have a cadence and compas feel and will feature D Rush, DJ Oozie, DJ Pro, Sankofa and AfriKulture Stilt Walkers. Season ticket specials will be on sale for EC$300.

The Festival Dwivés will be held every Friday leading up to the World Creole Music Festival and will feature a mix of local music and cultural talent. There will also be opportunities to win sponsored prizes and purchase season ticket specials. The Festivals and Events Assistant, Kerwin Jno Baptiste gave more information on the dwives.


Mr. Jno Baptiste then gave details on the entertainment that can be expected at these dwives.

Regarding the DFC’s Hotspots, the Festivals and Events Assistant gave an overview of how these events have been going and also announced the remaining hotspots of the season.

Festivals and Events Assistant, Kerwin Jno Baptiste



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Under 15 boys’ football league set to resume this weekend, after COVID-19 setbacks

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(l-r) DOC president Billy Doctove, DFA PRO Gerald George, DFA Technical Director Jerome Bardouille

Technical Director of the Dominica Football Association, Jerome Bardouille said training Dominica’s young football players is essential for the future development of our national teams.

The Dominica Football Association hosted a press conference on Thursday, September 29, at the football house to launch its sponsors of the Under 15 boys league.

It was announced that the league will begin this weekend to provide the youth the opportunity to play against themselves after the setbacks from COVID-19.

“Training young players [is] essential for the future of our national teams and so association and clubs have a huge responsibility to develop football in the country. I had the opportunity to meet with club representatives to show the state of football in our country and we were able to take a look [at] our present gaps and how they are affecting our outputs,” Bardouille said in his address

He noted there was an overwhelming competition for partnership among the clubs and technical department to address their “shortcomings” and to work together to improve football from the base in order to have good senior players.

“I see the lack of desire, commitment, and willingness to go the extra mile and to put in place the structure required to elevate the level of our game and I will therefore say success will be achieved through hard work.”

He added that it was unfortunate that they were unable to continue the league in 2021 as COVID presented an unfortunate barrier as far as youth development. The technical officer stated that this is the chance clubs have been anticipating.

“The league will commence this weekend that has so much to offer to the young men in our care. Football can be described as the school of life through which valuable skills can be taught such as teamwork, dedication, and perseverance.”

Bardouille said through healthy competition, young people are taught the importance of teamwork and cooperation balanced by good sportsmanship.

“There are no shortcuts to success as players’ minds need to be made up to work hard and I hope that this league will be taken seriously and coaches will put a plan together for development of the game.”





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Dominica Gov’t and DFC launch first-ever “Ti Vilaj Kweyol”

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by: September 30, 2022

The Dominica Government in collaboration with the Dominica Festivals Committee has officially launched “Ti Vilaj Kweyol, Tout Biteh Domnique” that will take the place of the Flow Creole in the Park from October 24-27, 2022.

Ti Vilaj Kweyol is a collaboration of the Government of Dominica and the Ministries of Culture, Trade, Agriculture, and Tourism.

Communications Officer in the Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security, Petra Grell-Shillingford gave an overview of what to expect at the daytime event.


Communications Officer in the Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security, Petra Grell-Shillingford.

Meantime, Minister for Trade, Hon. Ian Douglas says the event will be of a new upgraded and exciting twist.

Minister for Trade, Hon. Ian Douglas.

Two participants of the Ti Vilaj Kweyol, Glen Cyrille (the Cassava Man) and Pamela Guiste of the Bagatelle Pork Group also gave a sneak sample of what can be expected at the event from their contributions.

Participants of the Ti Vilaj Kweyol, Glen Cyrille (the Cassava Man) and Pamela Guiste of the Bagatelle Pork Group.



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