Caribbean Week of Agriculture:

Investing in Agribusiness Development in the Caribbean:
Successes, Innovations and Impact

Tuesday 25 October 2016, 14:00-18:45
Cayman Islands

Organised by
Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA), The InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) & The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)


The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA), and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with key partners, are promoting agribusiness in the Caribbean region targeting domestic, export and regional markets. It is in this context that they will host an agribusiness workshop during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, aimed at showcasing successful business cases; identifying tangible opportunities in new markets; promoting linkages between the agrifood sector and the tourism industry to increase sustainable local sourcing; and identifying support services needed to strengthen relationships between chain actors and the tourism industry. The workshop will attract private sector stakeholders (farmers and agroprocessors), financial institutions, professionals in the hospitality sector, development partners, civil society groups and policy makers, Ministries of Agriculture and Tourism, and regional decision making bodies.


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Additional materials:

2nd Caribbean Agribusiness Forum 2015: Expanding Markets

BB 37 Reader – Building resilience of SIDS through agricultural trade and agribusiness development

Capacity4Dev: Blog – Building Resilience of Small Island Economies


Opening Session

13h30 – 14h00
Welcome remarks Michael Hailu, Director, CTA, Victor Villallobos, Director General, IICA, Lystra Fletcher-Paul, SRC, FAO, Vassel Stewart, President, CABA

Session One: Fresh Market & Value Added Products: Successes, Innovations & Impacts

Chairperson: Ena Harvey

14h00 – 14h15 Bunny Imports and Exports Jai Rampersad
14h15 – 14h30 Pomeroon Coconut Producers Simpson Da Silva
14h30 – 15h00 Purity Bakeries & BADMC Christopher Symmonds, Carlton Batson
15h00 – 15h15 Greenland Livestock Research Station, Barbados John Vaughan
15h15 – 15h30 Caribbean Broilers – Pork Value Chain Keith Ameil
15h30 – 15h45 International Tropical Fruit Network Dr. Hassim
15h45 – 15h15 Discussion on recommendations for Upgrading and expanding successful value chains

16h15 – 16h30 Coffee Break

Session Two: Hospitality & Tourism Market: Success, Innovations and Impact

Chairperson: Heiko Bammann

16h30 – 16h45
Caribbean Junior Duelling Challenge – A success story of youth and culinary arts Peter Edey
16h45 – 17h00 Fisheries Sector linkages to Tourism markets Milton Haughton
17h00 – 17h15 Chefs from Pacific with SPTO, Deepika Singh, SPTO
17h15 – 17h30 Coconut and Agrotourism Opportunities Ena Harvey
17h30 – 18h00 Discussion on recommendations for Upgrading and expanding successful value chains

Session Three: The Way Forward

Chairperson: Isolina Boto

18h00 – 18h15 Recommendations on Development of Agribusiness Value Chains

Session Four: Upcoming Activities

Chairperson: Ena Harvey

18h15 – 18h30 Launch of Chefs for Development Platform (CTA:IICA)
18h30 – 18h45 Launch of Youth in Agribusiness Competition (FAO:IICA)