Great River Watershed, Grenada

Pilot Community in Grenada

The pilot community in Grenada is the Great River watershed. Grenadian farming communities are generally very vulnerable, due to their small size and especially due to natural disasters such as hurricanes and storms. The damage caused by hurricane Ivan in 2004 demonstrated how susceptible small island nation states, and especially sectors such as agriculture, are to natural disasters.

Farming in Grenada is unique in that most of the farming done is individual rather than a household activity. Another distinct feature of Grenadian farmers is that most of them tend to own their land, whereas in many other Caribbean nations the farmers do not own the land that they farm on. Although female farmers are increasing in number, farmers in general are decreasing in number, and the average Grenadian farmer is also becoming older, as there exists much disinterest in the farming sector within the youth.

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