Food Security

  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Remarks by Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, at the opening ceremony of the Biodiversity Sub-Regional Dialogue and Workshop, 15 April 2024

    Honourable Vickram Bharrat, M.P., Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana; Representatives of Caribbean Governments; Representatives of Regional and International Organisations; Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development and Other Members of Staff of the CARICOM Secretariat; Special Invitees; Distinguished Delegates; I am pleased to welcome you to Georgetown, Guyana, the home of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)…

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  • Photo of Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A multi-country mission to monitor progress with the regional Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has recently concluded. Representatives from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (PFR) met with key partners in Barbados,…

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  • Photo of Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    Seventh round of Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey launched

    The seventh round of the Caribbean Food Security and Livelihoods Survey has launched. The survey is is available between 19 March and 2 April 2024, and is open to persons 18 years and older in all CARICOM Member States and Associate Members, as well as in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. It is available in English, French, Dutch and Spanish, and can be accessed at this link: https://arcg.is/LSiPC  The…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s food security drive receives USD1.6M boost from New Zealand

    CARICOM’s food security drive receives USD1.6M boost from New Zealand

    The Caribbean Community’s goal to reduce food imported to the Region by 25 percent by 2025, has received a boost from the government of New Zealand to the tune of USD1.6M, targeting women and youth in agriculture. CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, and the new Plenipotentiary Representative of New Zealand to CARICOM, Her Excellency Linda Charlotte Te Puni, signed a…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Secretary-General at ‘CARICOM at Fifty’ Symposium

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett, delivered the keynote address Friday morning (14 April 2023) at the opening ceremony of a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the Caribbean Community being observed this year. The virtual symposium, titled ‘CARICOM at the Crossroads: Rising to the Challenge of a New Era’, was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of 25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    Heads of Government of CARICOM have committed to reducing the Region’s large food import bill by 25% by 2025. The implementation of the CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Strategy in the Member States, is expected to help achieve this target, by giving special attention to priority crops and products such as poultry, corn, soya, meat (Goat, Sheep, Beef), rice and niche vegetables…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, 53rd Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, 16 August 2022

    Dr. Claire Grant, President, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Ms. Sonia Gill, Secretary General, Caribbean Broadcasting Union; Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; Mr. Kristian Porter, Chief Executive Officer, Public Media Alliance; Distinguished Guests; Representatives of the Media; Ladies and Gentlemen. It is truly a pleasure to address this forum comprised…

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  • Photo of TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    TT Central Bank authorises first company to issue e-money – CARICOM Business

    The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has issued a provisional registration to PayWise Limited as an electronic money (e-money) issuer. The provisional registration authorises PayWise to issue e-money in Trinidad and Tobago from September 1, 2022, becoming the first entity, apart from banks and non-bank financial institutions, so authorised. PayWise will also be allowed to enlist new customers. PayWise…

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