Republic Bank Partners with MIATD to Train Paramin Farmers

Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 7, 2024: On Tuesday, March 5, local farmers from Paramin and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector attended a one-day seminar on “Climate Change and Paramin Agriculture”. The seminar, hosted by the MARVISTA Institute for Agricultural Training and Development (MIATD) in conjunction with Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference (PMAD) programme, is the second instalment in a series of seminars to be held in 2024 in various communities across the country.

The seminar sought to educate farmers on the effects of climate change on their crops and to introduce them to new and improved technologies for greater and higher quality yields which will enable them to better meet the demand for safe and affordable food. Farmers were also given financial guidance on how to successfully manage and scale their businesses operations.

Speaking at the seminar, Republic Bank’s Group Sustainability Manager, Tisha Marajh reminded attendees of the Bank’s support for MSMEs, “Republic Bank remains committed to partnering with all members of the agricultural sector along the entire value chain, from production to export. We are here to provide you with the financial support needed to facilitate your transition to embracing sustainable practices.”

Through the Power to Make a Difference programme, the Bank has pledged its support for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Goals #2 - Zero Hunger, #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and #13 - Climate Action are highlighted through this partnership with MIATD. It also aligns with the Bank’s PMAD Pillar to Succeed and aims to equip farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs with the environmentally sustainable methods and practices needed to aid in the development of our local agricultural sector and contribute to the country’s much needed economic diversification efforts.

March 7, 2024
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