The River in a Khaki Suit: Farmers Learning in the Yallahs and Hope River Watersheds

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I was sitting at a table with a group of women farmers from the deep hills of St. Thomas on May 17. They were wearing daffodil yellow and purple T-shirts, and their smiles were just as bright. These were some of the 166 graduates of the Farmer Field School climate-smart agriculture training implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Jamaica. The graduation ceremony (followed by performances, which I sadly missed) was a happy occasion.