Crop farmer in the Central Agricultural Region
It’s hard to find a more enterprising, determined young woman than 27-year-old Joana Edmund from Layou Village. She farms on seven acres of land in Neba, Layou Valley. Raised on a farm, she has been farming fulltime for seven years. She is into open field farming, cultivating plantain, banana, dasheen and short-term crops, like sweet corn and seasoning peppers. Joanna is a beneficiary of the Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Climate Resilience Project, a World Bank Funded Agricultural Project. Under the project, she received inputs, vegetables seeds and mortised equipment (Mist Blower)
“This project is a God -sent. It has impacted my life greatly. I was struggling with the farm. The inputs have helped me a lot, taking me, back to where I was before Maria. I am now 100%. I want to thank the Government of Dominica and the World Bank. This project has developed my life”, says Joana.