The regional agritourism forum will update on the progress of the work from various Caribbean countries, take stock of lessons learned from national agritourism workshops and the implementation of actions after the workshops. It will also explore and discuss successful agritourism framework models in local, regional and tourism-related markets. It will consider the key drivers of change for the development, expansion and profitable exploitation of these links to support sustainable economic and nutritional goals objectives in the region. A review and debate of the necessary inputs for realising better organised, integrated and competitive value chains in the Caribbean agriculture and agribusiness sectors will be considered - notably skill development, finance/investment, data and information services and favourable policies.
Caribbean regional agritourism policy setting workshop: Improved linkages between agriculture, trade, tourism
The specific objectives are:
- Review the progress of the agritourism policies in Pacific countries and the work of the task force committee.
- Review policy and marketing strategies that can help PICs to realise and increase demand for higher quality and healthier foods and agricultural products.
- Review progress on the development for linking small-scale farmers to domestic consumers in local, regional and the tourism industry in the Pacific.
- Generate ideas for a regional project to support the national agritourism work.
- Identify support, institutions and strategic alliances needed to strengthen relations between chain actors on selected markets in the Pacific.
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
As the specialised agency of the Inter-American System for agriculture, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) supports the efforts of the Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The Institute provides its cooperation through daily, close and permanent collaboration with its 34 Member States, whose needs it addresses expeditiously in order to achieve increasingly inclusive, competitive and sustainable agriculture. Without a doubt, IICA’s most valuable asset is the close relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work. Since our institution was founded, we have acquired a wealth of experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health and food safety, agribusiness, agricultural trade, rural development, natural resource management and training.
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Inter-governmental Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean.