‘Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture Sector

You are invited to join us for a special panel discussion on the Human Security Approach, Policy and Small and Women Farmers in the Eastern Caribbean, scheduled for 8 April 2022 at 10am on uwitv.org

Joining us for this discussion on policy implications in support of the agriculture sector and sustainable livelihoods for small and women farmers are:

  • Hon Ryan Straughn (Barbados)
  • Hon Samantha Marshall (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Hon. Virginia Albert Poyotte (Saint Lucia)
  • Hon Peter David (Grenada)
  • Remarks will also be delivered by UNDP Resident Representative, Valerie Cliff and UN Women Representative, Tonni Ann Brodber.

 

This panel discussion is coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of the joint programme ‘Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture Sector’ being implemented by UNDP, UN Women, FAO and ILO. The first of two panel discussions was hosted 25 February, where regional farmers and farming NGOs discussed the issues impacting them and policy implications: Please also see video: https://www.facebook.com/UWITV/videos/383357933164475/?flite=scwspnss

 

Please also see video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lerq8576i76b06g/Small%20Farmers%20in%20The%20Eastern%20Caribbean%20-v8.mp4?dl=0

Antigua and Barbuda represented at this years FAO 37th Regional Conference of the Americas

   

 

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Hon. Samantha Marshall and Permanent Secretary, Colin O’Keiffe, represented Antigua and Barbuda at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 37th Regional Conference of the Americas in Quito, Ecuador which started 28 March and concludes 1 April 2022.

The regional conference is held biannually and brings together the governments of the 33 Member States of FAO in Latin America and the Caribbean to establish regional priorities of the Organization for the next biennium.

Hon. Samantha Marshall’s speech focused on the major challenges faced in the agriculture sector and the government policies put in place to solve them.

These conferences provide a wider obligation to report, update and engage international partners as they seek to improve objectives domestically, regionally and internationally.

Members of staff within the Ministry of Agriculture have tuned in to the conference