In Jamaica, maize is an essential part of diets, and while some of the grain is grown locally, the vast majority comes from the US. How will this deep dependency on US maize affect both the economy and food security for Jamaica in a changing climate?
El evento, que debió celebrarse en la isla caribeña en junio de 2020 pero que se pospuso debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, reunirá durante cuatro días a unos 3000 representantes de diversos sectores.
“In hosting what is now a virtual gathering we are already demonstrating the indispensable qualities of partnership and determination as we live through the most pressing disaster of our times,” Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said in a video address to the opening ceremony of the Vll Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean