Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, the Hon Zulfikar Mustapha, will launch the sixteenth edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) on 15 September 2021.

Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat will provide an overview of the CWA at the virtual launch, which will feature addresses by CWA partner organisations:

H.E. Dr. Manuel Otero, Director-General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

H.E. Dr. Julio Antonio Berdegué, Assistant Director-General, LAC, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Mr. Ignatius Jean, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), as well as the Agriculture Alliance of the Caribbean (AACARI).

Mr. Errington Thompson, President, Agriculture Alliance of the Caribbean (AACARI)

Coordinator of the CWA, Mr. Shaun Baugh, Programme Manager, Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Development at the CARICOM Secretariat will moderate the event.

The launch will be livestreamed via:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/caricom.org

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/caricomorg

The CWA will be held 4-8 October 2021. ‘Transforming our food systems’ is the theme of the week of activities that reflects the food systems thrust that the world is now undertaking, given the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.