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iciHaiti - COP27 : The SAGA Project in Haiti
11/11/2022 09:24:55

iciHaiti - COP27 : The SAGA Project in Haiti
Thursday, November 10, 2022, on the sidelines of COP27, Ms. Gerty Pierre, Director of the Climate Change Directorate at the Ministry of the Environment (MDE) participated in Sharm EI-Sheikh in Egypt, in a panel to share experiences of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) around the "Food security: adapted agriculture" (SAGA) project. This project, which aims to strengthen adaptation planning for food security and nutrition, is being tested in two French-speaking states that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change: Haiti and Senegal.

In her speech, Ms. Pierre explained the achievements of the SAGA project through communities in Haiti. According to her, the project has deployed a multi-stakeholder, multi-scale and multi-sector approach in Haiti since 2019 in support of adaptation planning. Emphasizing that the project supported the review process of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by contributing to the holding of consultation workshops on the NDC in several departments of the country and by producing documents to support the process, in particular , inventory of knowledge and guide to adaptation planning. The SAGA Project has also contributed to the training of more than 600 farmers and fishermen on good practices for adapting to climate change to adopt.

It should be recalled that the SAGA project is the result of collaboration between the FAO, the Government of Quebec and the Governments of Senegal and Haiti with the objective of strengthening food security and nutrition through the implementation of the adaptation component of their Nationally Determined Contributions and the integration of agriculture into the process of National Adaptation Plans.

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