Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019. 1:35 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Belize will be the host country for the upcoming 12th Regional Agricultural Planners’ Forum, set to be held next week.
The two-day forum, scheduled for Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1, will be held under the theme ‘Capitalizing on the New Frontier in Global Agriculture.’
The major focuses of the event will be women and youth in agriculture and the blue economy; while other topics of discussion will include information and communication technologies and agriculture; cannabis and agriculture; the regional sugar industry; and climate change and
agriculture. The event will also feature a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development.
The Government of Belize is coordinating the event in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Several arms of CARICOM will participate in the meeting, including the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), among others. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will also be present at the forum.
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