Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda says that the Caribbean needs to revisit its agricultural priorities.
Chief among these priorities are the region’s trade policy, food security, and its response to climate change, which he said is now emerging as one of the most significant impediments to growth and development.
“If we are to achieve the goals and targets we have set out for our people, then it is important that we address hunger and malnutrition, as well as rural development and climate resilient and sustainable agriculture.” – Jamaica PM Andrew Holness https://t.co/BsqwqsW8iJ
— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) March 8, 2018
Other priorities are nutrition and livelihood security; rural and agricultural development; local, regional and international market expansion.
Minister Samuda was participating in a panel discussion on “Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean in the current international context”, on day three of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean being held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Rose Hall, Montego Bay from March 5-8, 2018.