Climate Change and Agriculture in the Caribbean
St Georges, Grenada, October 17, 2010 – Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) was launched in Grenada on Sunday October 17 with the focus on Climate Change and its impact on regional agriculture.
The Climate Change component of the observance includes a workshop which aims at convening integrated discussions to find ways to better manage the resources at hand and to develop new strategies for development in the region in Agriculture.
Later this week, there will be a workshop for Caribbean journalists on covering agriculture and food production issues co-hosted by the ACM.
The workshop was formally opened by Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr Arlington Chesney. He called on some 40 participants to work together to develop a comprehensive approach to dealing with agriculture in the future and to
Find a role for all governmental agencies to support each other. He said the media also have a responsibility to help promote new approaches and ideologies for a sustainable life and agriculture.
Read full official press release (pdf): ACM CWA 2010 (Release 1)