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IICA Presents Caribbean Agriculture Plan

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 22, 2011

Above: CARICOM leaders hear the IICA plan (OAS Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Director-General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Victor M. Villalobos, presented the institution’s three year plan for CARICOM countries yesterday at a meeting in Washington. According to Villalobos, there are several principal objectives to the plan, including the promotion of agricultural activity, improvement in sanitary aspects of plants and animals and increases in agribusiness and agricultural tourism. Villalobos was joined in Washington by the representatives of CARICOM delegations from nine countries. IICA’s Markis Alvarez last week toured a Bahamian high school agricultural program that is part of a growing initiative in the region to promote gardening and agricultural.

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