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2013

Agriculture
Agenda
June 30th July 6th
June 30th July 6th 30th West Indies Agricultural Economic Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Events that directly and indirectly impact agricultural development

FYI!
The Caribbean Agro-economic Society (CAES) and the Caribbean Food Crops Society (CFCS) are jointly hosting the 30th Agricultural Economic Conference. These conferences have been a regular forum for dialogue, communicating agricultural research findings and promoting economic consideration of agricultures contributions to sustainable development and have seen the CAES partner more with Ministers of Agriculture and international and regional institutions. Under the theme Agribusiness Essential for Food Security: Empowering Youth and Enhancing Quality Products this years sub-themes for papers/presentations include Enhancing quality for food security; Value chain for sustainable agribusiness; Tertiary education for food and nutrition security; Price volatility; Agro-tourism; Risks to food and agriculture; and Global impact of food and nutrition insecurity. For further details, contact: Mr Edric Harry <edric.harry@iica.int> For more info, visit: http://www.caestt.com/aboutus.htm In 2013, national and regional preparatory meetings will convene to develop inputs for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to be held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. These preparatory meetings will be held in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region, Caribbean region and Pacific region, as well as inter-regionally. The International SIDS Conference aims to further attention and consideration to the special challenges and unique vulnerability to sustainable development being faced by SIDS, and so form a framework for cooperation and action to address these. The 2014 conference will focus on assessing the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the further implementation of the programme of action for sustainable development of SIDS. Representatives of CARICOM Member States will be meeting in Jamaica ahead of another meeting in Barbados later this year to prepare for the Conference. For more info, visit: http://www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=1494
Whats on the Agenda for Next Week?

Tues 2nd Thur 4th

3rd International SIDS Conference Caribbean Region Preparatory Meeting Jamaica

Cottage Food and Beverage Cluster: Breakfast Seminar Wed 10th July, 2013 Cara Suites Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago ExporTTs Cottage Food and Beverage Cluster is hosting a free session for local, small-scale food or beverage producers interested in export markets. The session will include informative presentations for preparing small-scale producers to meet the requirements of export markets. Seminar topics include manufacturing for export; sourcing funds; standards and product testing, marketing, packaging and labelling and information on services being made available to exporters from trade support institutions. Deadline for registration is Mon 8th July 2013. For more info, contact: Shamilla Khan <skhan@exportt.co.tt> <1 868 496 9983> Please share information about your events to keep all stakeholders informed and updated on time to Diana.Francis@iica.int and/or carapnet@gmail.com

Caribbean Regional Agriculture Policy Network supported by IICA, the CTA and agricultural professionals in the Caribbean