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Jagdeo: Action Needed on Food Prices

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 18, 2011

Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: Columbia University)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo called for bold action to counter the rising prices of food in the Caribbean. In an editorial in the single market’s CARICOM View magazine,

Jagdeo called for “swift implementation” of his initiative on agriculture, which he said would help ramp up the region’s tempo on food production.

“The challenge facing us and the world is the creation of sustainable food production systems,” he wrote. “We have to maintain a supply of healthy food at affordable prices when there is mounting pressure on nearly every element affecting the process with the devastating effects of climate change taking the greatest toll.”

Jagdeo is tasked with the Agriculture responsibility in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet.

Read the full editorial here

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