Agriculture is a major economic sector in the Caribbean. In CARICOM, it continues to generate significant income; facilitate food supply and food and nutrition sovereignty; contribute to physical and infrastructural development; and reduce poverty and hunger. It provides significant employment opportunities in a region where high levels of unemployment continue to be a major concern.
Emerging issues in this sector include Protected Agriculture, Herbals, Organic Agriculture and Agro-energy. Organic Agriculture and Agro-energy - the last seeks to generate and validate technologies that facilitate the development of sustainable and competitive industries. Research and development interventions are mainly focused... Read more