Caribbean Countries Commit to Building Agricultural Resilience to Climate Change Challenges
(Inter-America Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Press Release) The Caribbean nations are committed to building the resilience of their agrifood systems to tackle the challenges they face, due to their vulnerability to climate-change related natural disasters, according to ministers from the region.
These high-level authorities from 14 nations in the region met with their peers in the wider American hemisphere at the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture 2021, which was held virtually, under the theme of “Sustainable Agrifood Systems, the Engine of Development of the Americas”.
“The world is facing many challenges and the Americas has its own challenges. Specifically, we in the Caribbean need to build greater resilience to climate-change related natural disasters”, said Indar Weir, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados.
“In Barbados”, he added, “this year we have had to endure the passage of Hurricane Elsa and we are still in the hurricane season, so we must ensure that the entire Caribbean is protected”.
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