#CWA2014 – Expectations high for Caribbean Week of Agriculture

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As the clock winds down to the opening of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Suriname agricultural organisations have been signaling their expectations of the Region’s leading agricultural event and their faith in the Community’s quest to meet its food and nutrition needs.

This year, CWA will be held in Paramaribo, 6-12 October, under the theme ` Transforming Caribbean Agriculture Through Family Farming’. The United Nations (UN) has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming in recognition of the important role that family farming plays in eradicating hunger.

One of the first activities of the CWA on 6 October will be a Regional Seminar on Transforming Caribbean Agriculture Through Family Farming. Participation is expected from, family farmers, agricultural planners and policy-makers, the private sector, heads of agricultural organisations, and technical specialists.

Mr. Jethro Greene, Chief Coordinator of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) is hoping that the decisions taken at the CWA would include setting specific targets to reduce the Region’s high food security bill.