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Tourism and agriculture policy linkages, Nicole Alleyne, Ministry of Tourism and International Transport


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Barbados Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2019
Policy setting for improved linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism: Strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting healthy food in agritourism.

Workshop organised by the Government of Barbados
In collaboration with CABA, CTA, IICA, CTO, CHTA, CDB
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Barbados, 27 & 28 March 2019

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Tourism and agriculture policy linkages, Nicole Alleyne, Ministry of Tourism and International Transport

  1. 1. Opportunities for Greater Policy Linkages between the Tourism & Agriculture Sectors Mrs. Nicole N. Alleyne Chief Tourism Development Officer Ministry of Tourism & International Transport March 27th, 2019
  2. 2. Outline • Sectoral Snapshot • Existing Related Policy & Plans • Policy Linkage Opportunities
  3. 3. Sectoral Snapshot • Contribution to GDP (Market Prices): – Accommodation and Food Service (BDS $1,235M) – Agriculture and Fishing (BDS $129.3M) Source: Barbados Statistical Service, 2017 Provisional figures
  4. 4. Sectoral Snapshot (Cont’d) • Employment: – Accommodation and Food Service (approx. 15%)* – Agriculture (2.86%)** Source: * Barbados Statistical Service, 2016 ** Statista, 2016
  5. 5. Existing Related Policy & Plans • Agro-tourism related policy is reflected in the “White Paper on the Development of Tourism in Barbados”. • Agro-tourism is captured under Inter-Sectoral Linkages.
  6. 6. Existing Related Policy & Plans (Cont’d) • Inter-Sectoral Linkages Policy Statement: “The Government will strengthen the linkage between tourism and: – Agriculture and fisheries – Manufacturing – Cultural industries…”
  7. 7. • Barbados Tourism Master Plan • Encompasses the policy framework of the White Paper. • Agro-tourism is identified as a priority niche market. Existing Related Policy & Plans (Cont’d)
  8. 8. Policy Linkage Opportunities • Inter-ministerial mechanisms - E.g. Barbados Agrotourism Committee. • Legal arrangements - E.g. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). • Access to Key Statistics
  9. 9. Policy Linkage Opportunities (Cont’d) • Joint initiatives - E.g. National Tourism Program. • Cross budgeting collaboration - E.g. Agrofest
  10. 10. ‘If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” Henry Ford Thank You!