Extension Officer (Technical)
Coordinator UPA / Zero Hunger Challenge
Backyard
Agricultural Extension Division
Ministry of...
MAP OF THE CARIBBEAN
SHOWING MEMBER STATES
In the Caribbean a family is the village, community,
district one lives. That's why in the Caribbean we
always say it take...
 During the early days of sugar plantation
 Rice field and sugar plantation in Guyana
Livestock family farming in Jamai...
 Nucleus farming family ( father, mother and the

children
Extended family farming ( father , mother, children ,
uncle, ...
 The family farming in the Caribbean have not been

well documented therefore, their contributions can
not be quantify.
...
 Geat potential to contribute to the GDP of the

region.
 By reducing the food import bill which is now
estimated at $4....
 Livestock production
 Agro-forestry
 Fishing
 Agro-Industry
 Vegetable / Crop Production
 Fruit Tree Orchard
 Agri...
 Lack of land title deeds / certificate
 Using of land as collateral to access funds for

development
 Lack of Insuranc...
 Food and Nutrition Security program
 Zero Hunger Challenge program
 Climate adaptation in Agriculture
Backyard garden...
Family Farming : Achieving Food Security and Sustainable Development
in the Caribbean
Production/ivity

Nutrition

Governa...
 PLANNING
MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
MARKETING
UTILIZATION
POSTHARVEST
COOPERATIVE
o Good Governance
oCreating a forum for family farming in the Caribbean

and the Latin America
o Open direct opportunity f...
FAMILY FARMING
THANK YOU
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Regional Dialogue on Family Farming. Towards the International Year of Family Farming.
Santiago, Chile
October 30-31 2013
D.R.A.F. - Mesa 2 - Elabanjo

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Family Farming in the Caribbean

  1. 1. Extension Officer (Technical) Coordinator UPA / Zero Hunger Challenge Backyard Agricultural Extension Division Ministry of Agriculture E-mail: owo_labi_1@yahoo.com Skype: owolabi.elabanjo
  2. 2. MAP OF THE CARIBBEAN SHOWING MEMBER STATES
  3. 3. In the Caribbean a family is the village, community, district one lives. That's why in the Caribbean we always say it takes a village to raise a child. FAMILY FARMING is A Right A Covenant A Commitment
  4. 4.  During the early days of sugar plantation  Rice field and sugar plantation in Guyana Livestock family farming in Jamaica Banana plantation in the Windward Islands  Vegetable Production in Eastern Caribbean  Fishing industry across the Caribbean  Agro-Industry across the Caribbean
  5. 5.  Nucleus farming family ( father, mother and the children Extended family farming ( father , mother, children , uncle, aunty etc Community family farming
  6. 6.  The family farming in the Caribbean have not been well documented therefore, their contributions can not be quantify.  Lack of documentation is hindering the development of the operators of family farming Lack of documentation scaling down the contribution of family farming in the Agricultural sector
  7. 7.  Geat potential to contribute to the GDP of the region.  By reducing the food import bill which is now estimated at $4.5Billion  By improving the Food and Nutrition Security  By improving and increasing utilization By increasing the rate of employment  By generating the needed foreign exchange Also, modernizing the tourist industry Innovations across the food chain Conservation of indigeneous biodiversity
  8. 8.  Livestock production  Agro-forestry  Fishing  Agro-Industry  Vegetable / Crop Production  Fruit Tree Orchard  Agricultural Marketing Agro - processing
  9. 9.  Lack of land title deeds / certificate  Using of land as collateral to access funds for development  Lack of Insurance policy for the farm and the family  Poor infrastructure e.g. farm roads , water supply ,  Poor marketing structure Poor transportation within the region  Poor land zoning system for Agriculture
  10. 10.  Food and Nutrition Security program  Zero Hunger Challenge program  Climate adaptation in Agriculture Backyard garden programmes run by National Ministries of Agriculture  Buy Local , Eat Local Campaign which is run across the Caribbean
  11. 11. Family Farming : Achieving Food Security and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Production/ivity Nutrition Governance Availability Social Protection Resilience Accessibility Grow Crops - Cassava Livestock – Small Ruminants Share Food Based Dietary Guidelines Eat Fresh and local Obesity Fisheries Undernourishment Forestry Pre School Nutrition Food Quality School Feeding Wasteage Income support Sustainability Protect Coordination Financing Parliamentary Councils Private S/Civil Society Praedial Larceny Land Zoning Natural Resource protection
  12. 12.  PLANNING MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES MARKETING UTILIZATION POSTHARVEST COOPERATIVE
  13. 13. o Good Governance oCreating a forum for family farming in the Caribbean and the Latin America o Open direct opportunity for family farming in the value chain o Support the small Island states in the Caribbean through grants and projects to improve economic of scale for / of production.
  14. 14. FAMILY FARMING THANK YOU
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