Antigua and Dominica engage in vetiver-based business

A visit by vetiver-based business green businesses from Antigua (Wadadli) to the origins of their raw material in Dominica (Waitukubuli) affirms the importance of community engagement for grass-roots solutions, in order to encourage a change in perspectives and highlight practices for building self-reliance and resilience. This is so both within and across communities, especially those involved in similar sustainable livelihood activities.

June Jackson, Director of the Gilbert Agriculture Rural Development Centre (GARDC), and Cheryl Samuel, member of the Antigua and Barbuda Network of Rural Women Producers/Agro-Processors and owner of Bajez Soaps, got the opportunity to be part of a peer-to-peer exchange to Dominica between May 8 and 11, 2023. They were accompanied by Technical Specialist, Craig Thomas, of IICA Antigua, and Barbuda and hosted by Technical Specialist Kent Coipel of IICA Dominica.


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