Agribusiness, farmers, chefs and consumers advocating for local, sustainable food production and consumption


Co-organised by the EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),
Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA)
and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)


Agriculture is the economic backbone of a many Caribbean countries, a large number of which also generate significant revenue from tourism. The two productive sectors offer significant opportunities for inclusive economic growth and sustainable development in achieving the SDGs. This panel explored success factors which can be replicated or expanded and innovative partnerships within diverse private sector actors, including chefs, agribusiness and tourism.

For background information on this subject, please visit:
2nd Caribbean Agribusiness Forum 2015: promoting regional trade and agribusiness development in the Caribbean
1st Pacific Agribusiness Forum 2015: linking the agrifood sector to the tourism-related markets

@CTAbrussels and #ACPagritourism

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Introduction: Michael Hailu, Director of CTA

 Moderator: Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit DEVCO/C1, Food security, rural development, nutrition EuropeAid, European Commission

  • Pamela Coke Hamilton,Executive Director Caribbean Export Development Agency [presentation]
  • Dorienne Rowan-Campbell, Farmer, Rowan’s Royale, and Policy Chair – JOAM [presentation]
  • Miguel González, Vice President, Procesadora Vizcaya, Dominican Republic [presentation]
  • Stephane Berrouet-Durand, Chef and Founder of the Haitian Culinary Association [video]



Chefs4Development Platform:   Isolina Boto, Manager CTA Brussels Office [presentation]

Escipion Oliveira, Deputy Executive Director, CEDA [presentation]