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Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future

A pathway to resilience and economic development

The fifteenth installation of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) will be hosted in Barbados from October 8 to 12, 2018 guided by the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region”. CTA along with the government of Barbados, CARICOM Secretariat, IICA, CARDI and FAO have partnered to sponsor and support the five-day event. The meeting provides the opportunity for national and regional organisations and other key agricultural stakeholders in the public and private sectors to meet and discuss major issues targeted at the transformation and repositioning of agriculture in the region. To this end, the CTA has been driving the use of technology especially among youth as a major determinant in the modernisation, profitability and sustainability of agriculture within the ACP.

CTA events at CWA2018

Transforming Caribbean agriculture into a modern and sustainable business

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Farm Credibly, a Jamaican start-up among the 2018 Pitch AgriHack winners

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Internship ICT4Ag - Youth, Entrepreneurship, and ICTs for Agriculture

Young Pitch AgriHack entrepreneurs awarded during Presidential Summit

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Call for proposals: Blockchain use cases in Agriculture

The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.

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Eliminating the trust factor

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Assessing the need for blockchain applications

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Promoting agritourism in Barbados

Like many Caribbean nations, Barbados faces two distinct crises. On the one hand, the island now imports almost 90% of the food consumed. On the other, levels of obesity and associated diseases have risen, largely because people are eating processed products and calorie-dense foods, most of which are imported. Agritourism, which links farmers and agribusinesses to the tourist market, could play a significant role in tackling both these problems and CTA is working closely with local partners to encourage the growth of the local food market.

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