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Agribusiness Forum: enhancing regional trade and adding value to Caribbean agrifood products

Grenada, 16-18 November 2014

November 17, 2014

A two-day regional briefing "Agribusiness Forum on Enhancing regional trade and adding value to Caribbean agrifood products" is organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Rural and Agricultural Development (CTA) and the Inter-american Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) from 16 to 18 November 2014 in Grenada, focusing on strengthening the links between agriculture and tourism industries, with a view to improve market access and regional trade.

The Agribusiness Forum aims to:

  • analyse the drivers of success by evoking successful business models;
  • identify further opportunities for linking small-scale farmers to the tourism industry in the Caribbean and increase market linkages;
  • generate ideas for a regional project on sustainable sourcing by the tourism industry / supermarkets from small-scale farmers.

The two-day meeting will analyse and discuss eight selected successes in linking agriculture and tourism industry for improved market access and regional trade. The key players of these successes will be invited and the drivers of success and their replicability will be analysed. Up to 40 participants representing Caribbean governments, private sector (hotel industry, farmer's organisations, finance providers, certification bodies, supermarkets, chefs), cooperation agencies and development partners will be in attendance.

This briefing is linked to the Brussels Briefings organized by the CTA, the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Group and Concord every two months on key issues related to agriculture in ACP countries.

The outcomes will feed into the first regional agribusiness/agritourism forum in 2015. It is also expected to contribute to discussions at the World Food Expo to be held in Milan, Italy, in 2015, where private sector representatives from the Caribbean will be invited to participate.

The Agribusiness Forum was webstreamed on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 November 2014.

All documents, including the latest programme, are available on CTA's Brussels Briefings website

Watch the Agribusiness Forum's live streaming 

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