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CARICOM SG tours farm during Caribbean Week of Agriculture

by CARICOM Secretariat, caricom.org, 25 Oct 2016

October 25, 2016

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque joined the Premier of the Cayman Islands Hon. Alden McLaughlin on a tour of the CARDI (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute) Research field on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Tuesday. They were accompanied by Cayman Islands Agriculture Minister Mr. Kurt Tibbets and CARDI officials.

CARICOM SG, Ambassador Irwin LaRocqu and Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin also visited a modern high tech health facility in the Cayman Islands. Here they speak to Dr. Ravi Kishore.

The Secretary-General will address the official Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) at the Westin Grand Cayman Hotel, Cayman Islands tomorrow. This year's CWA is being held under the theme 'Investing in Food and Agriculture'. Participants have been drawn from across the Region as well as Brazil, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samao, Tonga and the Netherlands.

CARDI was established by CARICOM Heads of Government in 1975 to serve the agricultural research and development needs of Member Countries. It strives to improve the quality of lives of Caribbean people through agricultural research and innovation without compromising, biodiversity, biosafety, environment sustainability, and human health.