BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 29, 2022 - Work is expected to begin within another few weeks on the Construction of the Guyana-Barbados Food Terminal in Lears, St Michael, Barbados.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 29, 2022 - The partnership between Guyana and Barbados sets a model for other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states to follow, to achieve food security and confront some of the global challenges facing the region, including the rising cost for food.
MONTEGO BAY, MAY 22, 2022 - As the topic of Regional Food Security takes primary focus within the Caribbean Community, a one week Agri-Investment Forum and Expo hosted by the Government of Guyana and the CARICOM Secretariat, came to an end on Saturday, with a resolve by the nine CARICOM heads in attendance, to reduce regional food imports by 25% within three years.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 20, 2022 - The three-day Forum and Expo aims to achieve the 25 per cent by 2025 vision of reducing regional food imports. It also seeks to stimulate increased investment and expenditure in the agriculture and food value chain, and support infrastructural sectors, strengthen cooperation and economic integration in the agri-food industry, and seek practicable solutions to foster intra-regional trade.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 20, 2022 - Guyana's Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo says there has to be massive investments by Caribbean leaders for CARICOM to see a 25 percent reduction in its food import bill by 2025.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 20, 2022 - Guyana's President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali says the vision of reducing CARICOM’s food import bill by 25 percent by 2025 is “very realistic”, and the fact that several CARICOM Heads are attending the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo indicates that everyone believes it can be accomplished.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 20, 2022 - The inaugural Agri-Investment Forum and Expo which opened at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) on Thursday, clearly proves Caricom’s readiness to collectively drive the region’s food production system.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 20, 2022 - Demerara Waves - Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley on Thursday appealed to international players to finance the purchase of cargo and passenger ships to guarantee cheap transportation of agricultural produce across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
KINGSTON, May 12, 2022 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting major growth in domestic food production for the first quarter of the year. Portfolio Minister Pearnel Charles Jr, said preliminary estimates for January to March, indicate an increase of 10.5 per cent over the corresponding period in 2021.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND - Washington DC, April 2022 - Sub-Saharan African countries find themselves facing another severe and exogenous shock. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a surge in food and fuel prices that threatens the region’s economic outlook.