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Youth involvement critical to survival of Caribbean agricultural sector, Barbados forum told

5 November 2015 - Caribbean News Now

November 5, 2015

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Aging of farmers in the Caribbean region is one of the most serious challenges for the region’s agricultural sector, according to Elsworth Reid, permanent secretary of the ministry of agriculture, fisheries, food and water resource management in Barbados. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Pacific Agri-Food Forum on Monday, Reid pleaded for more involvement of youngsters in the region’s agricultural activities.