CARICOM Ministerial Taskforce discusses possible ‘Parliamentary Front’ against hunger

Members of the Ministerial Task force during their second virtual engagement (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Members of the Ministerial Taskforce on Food Production and Food Security participated in a virtual dialogue (on 25 May 2021) to discuss progress made to date to develop a strategy to advance CARICOM’s agri-food systems agenda.

The meeting was the second of several planned meetings as CARICOM Member States work together to improve agriculture in the Region.

During the meeting, participating Agriculture Ministers and other senior officials from across the Region provided updates on their country’s efforts to develop supporting documents to address agriculture-related issues in CARICOM.

Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha who also serves as the Chairman of the Task Force reminded the officials of the group’s mandate.

“The objective of the Task Force is to guide the regional position towards the transformation of the agri-food system allowing for a significantly more resilient, wealth-generating, and food secure Region.

I know after the last meeting we were all tasked with developing country-specific documents highlighting ways an integrated approach can be taken to improve agriculture in our country and CARICOM. As a Task Force, we have to ensure we set attainable goals and work together for the common good of the CARICOM agri-food systems agenda.”

The Task Force also discussed the development of a Parliamentary Front in each member state.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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