Minister for Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries Hon. Yolande Bain-Horsford is attending the First Meeting for Ministers of Agriculture for Mexico and the Caribbean in Merida, Yucatan Mexico from October 18th – October 21st 2016.
Minister Bain-Horsford left the island on Tuesday October 18th.
The high level meeting in Mexico is designed to facilitate dialogue with Caribbean Countries and give them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences on the change in strategic food industry areas.
The session will be facilitated by specialists from International Organizations, all geared towards preparing for the implementation of two Regional Technical Cooperation projects.
The forum will highlight topics such as: Women and youth inside rural environment, family agriculture, shared challenges in animals and plant health, food and safety, food quality identification and agricultural sustainability.
Dialogue will also be held with International Cooperation Agencies like the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and the Ministers of Agriculture.
Minister Yolande Bain-Horsford will return on Friday October 21st, 2016.