The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and partners in the Caribbean and the Pacific are organising a series of work sessions to engage in collective action that can help to spur innovative agricultural and rural development – not just in the Caribbean, but also in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The Caribbean Pacific Agri-food Forum was held in Bridgetown, Barbados from November 2 to 6, 2015. With an action-oriented and people-centred approach, the Forum will feature a rich programme of workshops, meetings and opportunities for networking between some of the more than 250 participants expected to attend. Creating a business environment for agri-food production and marketing will be a strong focus throughout the week, with a particular emphasis on how small-scale producers can become part of dynamic and inclusive value chains. Young people will receive special attention, with sessions that examine the potential of ICTs to draw them into the agri-food sector.