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CARICOM Chair Chandrikapersad Santokhi; ‘Agriculture, In the Region, Is At A Crossroads’

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(St. Lucia Times) – Suriname President and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chair Chandrikapersad Santokhi has said that the need for a complete transformation and re-alignment of the Region’s food system has never been so urgent.

“Agriculture, in the Region, is at a crossroads,” the CARICOM Chair declared.

” While we recognize the challenges, we must focus on the opportunities,” he told Friday’s opening of the Agri Investment Forum and Expo II at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

According to the Surinamese leader, this requires the region to press the reset button in several areas that he outlined.

They included agricultural finance, rural infrastructural development, climate-smart agriculture, water management and use, food security, and cross-border investments

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