The World Bank's Risk Mitigation for Smallholder Agricultural Production in the Caribbean Course
This course is a practical agricultural risk management training program for Caribbean smallholder producers and extension service providers. The lessons are comprised of a series of practical actions that smallholders can use to manage a variety of major production risks are reviewed in the course, providing a set of immediately available tools for farmers and extension service providers.
Specifically, the course aims to provide smallholders and agricultural extension workers with an understanding of the major risks facing farmers in the Caribbean and consider the opportunities for taking actions to mitigate and manage these risks. Risk management opportunities considered include those farming practices that reduce, or avoid, the harm of agricultural risks when they occur.
This course has been developed for the World Bank by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). Established in 1975, CARDI is tasked with providing for the research and development needs of the agriculture in the region, as identified in national plans and policies, as well as providing an appropriate research and development service to the agricultural sector of member countries.