(Barbados Government Information Service) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has reiterated the view that a thriving and productive agricultural sector is important to national food security, and is vital to the economic and social development of Barbados.

Ms. Mottley shared her view as she recently addressed the Global Commodities Forum, which is the inaugural event for the 15th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15).

Issues of Food Security, Water, and the transition to Sustainable Renewable Energy were dealt with at the forum, under the theme: Strengthening Resilience in Commodity Dependent Countries.

In explaining how Barbados is doing its part, the Prime Minister continued: “Energy security is also a crucial element of our strategy. For over 40 years, we have exploited the boundless energy from the sun for solar hot water heaters installed on our roofs across many homes and across many businesses. We have now set a goal for 100 per cent of our electricity to be supplied by renewable energy by 2030.

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