Caribbean must aim to become more food secure – President Ali
– Says political will, financing required to develop the Region’s food systems
(Department of Public Information Press Release) His Excellency Dr. Irfaan Ali urged CARICOM Member States to be aggressive in their suggestions, programmes and plans in addressing food security issues within the Region.
The Head of State made this passionate statement during his address at CARICOM’s Regional Food Systems virtual dialogue. The event is a precursor to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit slated for September, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
“We cannot continue to eat third quality or second quality food when we can produce first quality food. We have to be brave; we have to be brave in addressing these issues. We can’t walk along the sidelines anymore. We have to confront these issues as a region. And importantly, we all have to commit to doing our bit in relation to climate change. But more importantly, we are perhaps the region that is affected in a worse way in terms of climate-related disasters, and if we assess international financing that comes our way it leaves much to be desired.”
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