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Facing The Reality of Food Security in The Region (A Diagnostic Approach)

Cultivating a Culture of Agriculture: Are Caribbean youth up to the challenge ? November 2, 2014 by Rachel Boyce

By the time we reach first grade in the Caribbean, teachers are asking what we want to be when we grow up. We frequently raise our hands and shout “doctor, lawyer or engineer,” but how many considered the agriculture sector? This might be a good time to think about it. As CARICOM nations look for ways to curb their $4.75 billion (U.S.) in yearly food imports, regional fishing and agriculture initiatives are on the rise. “Farming is not about a cutlass, holding a hoe with dripping sweat and brown dirty uniform. There is a significant change with the advent of emerging technology to create highly skilled jobs and better aesthetics for the Caribbean youth” by Dr. Arthur Martin


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