This event is funded under the Intra-ACP APP. During the event, scientists from the Pacific will conduct an exchange in the Caribbean (Jamaica & Trinidad and Tobago) to learn new breeding techniques of root crops, including staple food crops, and cash crops. They will be visiting a number of research institutions in both countries. Participants' experiences will be documented and will later contribute to an impact stories publication.
Pacific-Caribbean Agricultural Researchers and Extensionists Exchange
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. Much of our focus is on major cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, disaster risk management, food security, gender equality, human rights, non-communicable diseases and youth employment. Using a multi-sector approach in responding to our members’ development priorities, we draw upon skills and capabilities from around the region and internationally, and support the empowerment of Pacific communities and sharing of expertise and skills between countries and territories.
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.