2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Port of Spain
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Seminar - Agriculture: Let's Embrace the Opportunities

The 49th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank's Board of Governors takes place from June 2 to 7, in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Meeting programme includes a memorial lecture, seminars and a youth outreach initiative. 'Agriculture: Let's Embrace the Opportunities' is one of the discussion topics of this year's Meeting.

The Bank, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation, is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of Caribbean agriculture.  This is part of an ongoing revision of CDB’s agriculture sector policy and strategy, which dates back to 1981. 

CDB’s objective is to play a significant role in transforming regional agriculture into a sector that is competitive, inclusive and sustainable. The seminar aims to foster an exchange among key stakeholders with a view to:

  • determining whether there is agreement with the conclusions of the CDB-financed study;
  • identifying measures which could be undertaken at the national and regional levels to reverse the stagnation in the agricultural sector; and
  • exploring options on how CDB could partner with BMCs, regional and international partners to address agricultural sector related concern.




Mr. Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB



Mr. Barton Clarke, Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute, Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Jose Alpuche, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Belize,

Mrs. Nirmala Debysingh-Persad, Chief Executive Officer (Ag), National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Kristina Adams, Owner/Manager, Adams Aquafarm, Barbados



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