CARIBBEAN AGRICULTURAL CALL TO ACTION PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:11

"For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption." - Romans 8:15

Fear is an unproductive emotion. We must release our fear and activate our faith.

Twenty two years ago, the West Indies Commission led by Sir Shridath Ramphal published a 592-page document entitled "Time For Action". What has been the outcome? Earlier this month it was reported: "We have paused enough; it is time for action. We have retreated enough; it is time to advance." This was the charge newly-elected prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, delivered at the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community. What is different this time around?

Well last week, across the Atlantic and onto the continent of Africa at a Nairobi, Kenya conference there was a ray of hope. More than 700 hundred delegates attended from 80 countries. This conference, focussed on the agricultural sector, was primarily sponsored byThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), headquartered in Brussels. The theme of the conference was "Revolutionizing finance for agri-value chains" which harmonises with The Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) which is about to get off the ground in the Caribbean. I was honoured to have been asked to attend.

Read the full story written by Mr. Basil Springer and posted on the website http://www.cbetmodel.org/

 

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