In May 2017 the Guyana government together with the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology facilitated a workshop one developing Participatory Integrated Climate Services of Agriculture (PICSA). The training enabled farmers to make informed decisions based on accurate, location specific, climate and weather information; locally relevant crop, livestock and livelihood options, and with the use of participatory tools, aid their decision making.
PICSA was developed by a team of agricultural experts led by Professor Peter Dorward (SAPD) and was piloted in South Sahara in 2011. Since then, the approach continues to develop and is further tailored to specifically adapt to each country it is executed. Following the successful pilot project in Guyana, it is expected that the project will now be extended to other parts of the Caribbean. Click here for more information on PICSA.