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CTA at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) is the highlight of the agricultural calendar in the region. Running from 4-12 October in Georgetown, Guyana, CWA 2013 focuses on regional food and nutrition security. CTA are once again honoured to be part of this event and will be cohosting several workshops with various partners.

For many years, CTA has closely collaboratedwith Caribbean institutions both national and regional to advance food and nutritionalsecurity through sustainable agriculture in theregion. CTAs interventions range fromfacilitating multi-stakeholder policy dialogues on priority agricultural and rural developmentissues to enhancing inclusive value chains, strengthening producer organisations,reinforcing research and innovation networks, promoting youth entrepreneurship, buildingICT skills of different user groups, buttressing regional media networks, providing access totimely information and facilitating knowledge exchange.

CTAs work with its partners is providingsolutions to the pressing issues of food and nutrition security and climate change, whilepractical inclusive approaches to ensureyouth, women and the media have a greateropportunity to play their role. This will help to guarantee the future of the agriculturalindustry in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture is thepremier annual regional event that bringstogether major stakeholders from across theregionsenior-level policy makers, farmersrepresentatives, private sector, researchers,educators and youth and womens groups.CTA is pleased and honoured to be part ofthe CWA Steering Committee in 2013 activelycontributing to the planning and organizationof this important event. As in previous years,CTA is co-organising a large number ofworkshops with partners on key themessuch as food and nutrition security policy;climate change adaptation; fisheries; women entrepreneurship; ICTs and youth invalue chains; developing a roadmap for the coconut industry and mass media inagriculture.

In addition, CTA will announce two competitions on youth blogging andfilm and video. This is not all

CTA willlaunch a book on climate resilient agricultureand a film on participatory mappinghighlighting local marine and fisheriesresources in Union Island.

CTA will sponsor several participants from theCaribbean and a few from other ACP regionsto facilitate exchange of lessons.

CTA at CWA 2013

pdfClick here to download a booklet with more information on CTA interventions at CWA.

CWA Daily Brief - Day 1

CWA Daily Brief - Day 2

CWA Daily Brief - Day 3

CWA Daily Brief - Day 4

CWA Daily Brief - Day 5

For further details on CWA visit:http://www.cwa.caricom.org/