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