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Women's leading role in agriculture

Isolina Boto, head of CTAs Brussels Office, is attending the Supporting Economic Empowerment and Developing in the Caribbean and Pacific(SEED-CAP) Exchange on 9-12 July 2013.

This business exchange, supported by the United States and New Zealand, is held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is attended by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation. This meeting will see private and public sectors of the two regions come together to discuss engagement between sectors and various market entry strategies.

The goal of the exchange is to strengthen womens professional networks in agriculture in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. Female business leaders from the Pacific and Caribbean are participating.

The SEED-CAP Exchange provides a platform for discussion for woman leaders in agriculture, giving them the chance to share sector experience. Major focuses are showing the best practice models, reviewing the value chain from farmers to large scale buyers to foster cooperation, and how to enter and satisfy niche markets with the most efficiency.

Participants will also discuss how to strengthen economic returns in the agricultural sector, present areas of possible growth, raise food processing productivity while maintaining quality standards, and share feedback and information to be translated into provincial discussions that focus on economic growth.