When the Rastaman Speaks: Climate Change and Food Security


Dizzanne Billy, 24, is President of theCaribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) inTrinidad and Tobago, where she works in the areas of education and public awareness on a number of environment and development issues. She is a climate tracker withAdopt-A-Negotiator and a young advocate for climate change action.

“Rastaman ah (is) the usual suspect.”– Prophet Benjamin

Discrimination is not uncommon in the Caribbean. But Carus John-Bejai is breaking the mold. At 23, this rastaman is flying through a PhD at the University of Nottingham, hoping to shed critical insight for Trinidad’s farmers in a changing climate.

Carus has always been intrigued by plants. Following the support from his parents, he began to see his love for plants as a way of “improving the living standards of not only those who rely directly on the sector but of the global population as a whole.”

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