Young agriculturalists from 10 Caribbean countries are currently meeting in Kingstown for a four-day Planning Workshop and Study Visit on “Youth initiatives, lessons and best practices in policies regarding agricultural production and marketing of agriculture produce”.

This event is the final in a series of events organized by the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) to engage young agriculturalists in the Caribbean agricultural policy process.

A major feature of this initiative was facilitating youth engagement with the CARICOM Common Agricultural Policy as it relates to youth in agriculture and rural modernization.

Chief Coordinator of CaFAN, Jethro Greene said a production and marketing plan for members of the CaFAN network will be drafted.

This, he said, “ties in with market offers from international buyers”.

On Thursday, Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar addressed the participants at the official closing ceremony.

The planning workshop and study visit is sponsored by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA-ACP-EU) based in the Netherlands.

It is being facilitated by Cleve Scott, project management specialist.