Saboto Caesar - The political commitment to food security in the Caribbean

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Presentación realizada por Saboto Caesar, Ministro de Agricultura, Bosques, Pesca, Transformación Rura e Industria de St. Vincent and the Grenadines. IV Foro del Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre …

Presentación realizada por Saboto Caesar, Ministro de Agricultura, Bosques, Pesca, Transformación Rura e Industria de St. Vincent and the Grenadines. IV Foro del Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre de América Latina y el Caribe. 4 y 5 de septiembre, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

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  • Thus, between 1990 – 1992, and 2010 – 2012 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the proportion of the under-nourished fell from 19.2 percent to 4.9 percent; and the absolute number of under-nourished persons dropped from twenty one thousand (21,000) to five thousand (5,000)
  • The 18 countries which have secured these remarkable twin-achievements are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Djibouti, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
  • , including farmers, fisherfolk, and their representative organizations, to make certain that the agreed plans for quality food production and distribution are implemented properly. 

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  • 1. The Political Commitment To Food Security In The Caribbean By Honorable Saboto Caesar Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation and Industry St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 2. Map of the Caribbean
  • 3. Economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Population size: 110,000 Characterized as a highly migrant population Agriculture backbone of the economy Banana production Root crops Tourism Tree crops Fisheries sector
  • 4. Achievement in Zero-Hunger Years Percentage(%) of population Number of persons 1990 – 1992 19.2 21,000 1995 20 22,000 2000-2002 10.6 11,000 2005 – 2007 6.7 7,000 2010 – 2012 4.9 5,000
  • 5. International FAO Recognition In 2013 FAO recognized 18 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Djibouti, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam). Millennium Development Goal (MDG), No. 1, of halving the proportion of hungry people World Food Summit (WFS) goal set in 1996, of reducing by half the total number of undernourished people between 1990 – 1992 and 2010 – 2012.
  • 6. Towards Zero Hunger and Undernourishment Zero Hunger Project St. Vincent and the Grenadines Continue multi-sectoral initiatives in agriculture, education, heath, social development and rural transformation Identify everyone of the 5000 persons who is in the undernourished category
  • 7. Towards Zero Hunger and Undernourishment Refine the National Food Production Plan. Targeted resources would be made available within the overall policy for economic growth and food security. Ensure that the safety net/social protection provisions take care of the deserving and not the undeserving
  • 8. Towards Zero Hunger and Undernourishment Coordinate optimally work between the Ministry of Agriculture and all relevant stakeholder Mobilize the entire country behind the Zero Hunger Project.
  • 9. Towards Zero Hunger and Undernourishment Work assiduously with all developmental partners, such as the Caribbean Development Bank, OECS, CARICOM, FAO, World Bank, Petro Caribe (including Petro Alimentos) and ALBA Establish a multi-sectoral, inter-ministerial National Committee for the Zero Hunger Project under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister.
  • 10. THE END THANK YOU VERY MUCH!