Caribbean talks agriculture in Dominica

Minister of Agriculture Matthew Walter

High-level talks have begun in Dominica at the Climate Change and Science Technology Workshop during the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Dominica.

The event was the opening ceremony of a week looking at trends and major issues in Caribbean agriculture.

“There can be no true food security without paying attention to the preservation of the environment,” said Dominican Environment Minister Kenneth Darroux. “For small island states like Dominica, this poses a particularly difficult challenge given our small and fragile economies.”


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  1. BRA
    October 12, 2011

    Instead of Agriculture being the pillar of our economy, they made tourism.

    When Tourist do not come, we can still eat and sell what we grow.

  2. simple mind
    October 12, 2011

    Yes I MR.Walter,agree 100%, the only area in the agriculture sector that was not affected by climate change was your pig farm

  3. D/can
    October 12, 2011

    After visiting most of the caribbean islands , I most say that Dominica has the best soil and natural conditions for farming. These farmers who are here in Da today are wishing that they had such great lands and weather to do their work in their respective countries.
    But after 11 years , what have the government done to take advantage of such precious conditions?? nothing!! Instesd they turn to the Chinese to do eveything for us. When the roads and the State Palace are completed how many Dominicans will still have a job Mr.Skerrit??And now you complaining that we are leaving your personal DL party flat and dry!!/ We have to because the future of our children is in serious trouble if you continue to sell our jobs to foreigneers. Time for change of Gov’t.

  4. Lessons
    October 12, 2011

    This DLP Gov’t has failed the Agricultural Sector, big time!!
    It all started when some farmers who supported the UWP told the Gov’t to do more for our farmers to get access to their farms.
    So the DLP thought that these guys were the only farmers in Da and as such wanted to punish them by making Tourism it’s main focus.
    Litle did they realize , there are farmers from all political parties in Da. “Really?”
    This is what I call classic case of cutting off the nose to spite the face. Small minds do small things as we have seen in the Skerrit lead DLP.

  5. Positive
    October 12, 2011

    Great going DNO. Can you please make an effort to bring out more from those speeches? There were excellent speeches made and good information shared. Please share a few more, let’s bring to the forefront of the minds of people, the other issues affecting our livelihood.

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