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  • 1. Challenges and Outlookfor the CaribbeanSub-Region
  • 2. The ContextoIncreased demand for food - o Climate change consumption patterns o Decreased availability and changes quality of natural resources ;increasing competition foroHigh food import bill its useoRising and volatility of the o Dynamic changes in the prices of food international environment as a result of tradeoHigh levels of poverty, liberalization, agro- malnutrition and NCDs industrialization, andoIncreased intensity and globalization of food frequency of natural production disasters
  • 3. From Planning to Action: The Consultative Process Producer Organizations FAO (CPF) countryNational Governments Strategic Partners cooperation Civil Society frameworks FAO Multi-Disc. Team Sub-regional economic Sub-regional organizations frameworks of priorities – Jagdeo CARICOM – Initiative & the COTED Liliendaal Declaration OECS Regional strategic frameworks for COFLAC, CODEGALAC, priority area COPACO, COPESCAALC
  • 4. Policy Objectives of the CaribbeanTransformation of the sector towards market-oriented, internationally competitive and environmentally sound production of agriculture productsIncreased production, productivity and world market shareIncreased diversification of processed agriculture productsImproved food and nutrition security.
  • 5. Subregional Challenges Inadequate Financing for and Investments in the Sector. Inefficient and Outdated Agricultural Health and Food Safety Regulation (Weak SPS Framework). Dificient and Uncoordinated Risk Management, including Praedial Larceny.
  • 6. Subregional Challenges Ineffective Research and Development. Lack of Skilled Human Resources. Weak Marketing Systems, Linkages and Marketing Development. Fragmented and Unorganized Private Sector.
  • 7. Sub-Regional Challenges Inadequate Land and Water Resources Distribution and Management Systems. Inadequate Transportation System. Limited Participation of Youth in the Agricultural and Rural Development Processes.
  • 8. Priority Areas of Intervention Food and Nutrition SecurityIncrease production and productivity levels of through promotion of sustainable agricultural systems and enterprises, post harvest technologies & storageImprove marketing and market access utilizing the value chain, land related marketing servicesDevelopment and implementation of systems of early warning and for the monitoring of prices.Promotion of changes in consumption patterns.
  • 9. Priority Areas of InterventionDisaster Risk Management and Climate Change Strengthen cooperation, coordination and institutional capacities and capabilities for DRM & CCA. Promote the integration of DRM and CCA strategies in the planning and implementation processesPromote Climate Smart AgricultureImprove disaster risk management systems through the use of early warning systems and disaster management plans.
  • 10. Priority Areas of InterventionDisaster Risk Management and Climate Change Promote the development of risk transfer instruments for DRM, including insurance productsImprove systems and mechanisms to address Praedial Larceny Improve the data base system for information collection, processing and disseminationImprove natural resource management for sustainable use of land and water Promote the development of certified and quality seeds
  • 11. Priority Areas of Intervention Small Scale AgriculturePromote institutional strengthening of producer organizations Improve productivity along the value chainPromote backyard gardeningImprove access to marketsPromote micro and SMAEs with special focus on gender and youth
  • 12. Priority Areas of Intervention Agricultural Health and Food SafetyImprove Animal and Plant Health and Food Safety Systems and infrastructure through: Institutional strengthening Capacity building Improved legal framework Enhance the capacity and capability to address Trans-boundary diseasesImprove information systems, education and communication