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CARICOM On Track With 2025 Food Import Reduction Goal


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is on track to reduce the region’s multi-billion import bill by 25 percent by 2025, according to Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali.

Guyana’s Department of Public Information (DPI) said Ali spoke at a news conference on Wednesday evening.

The news conference followed the four-day 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM.

President Ali, CARICOM’s Chairman, is responsible for his country’s Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security.

The DPI said he expressed confidence that CARICOM would reach its target of reducing its food import bill.

The Head of state noted some nations are facing difficulties in advancing this objective due to the nature of their environments.

However, the DPI said CARICOM developed specific initiatives during the four-day meetings to assist those Caribbean states in meeting the targets.

“We’ve made so much progress and we’re so confident about 2025, that I was comfortable enough to say that we’re looking at 2030 and how to end malnutrition and hunger within the region,” the Guyana Government agency quoted President Ali as saying.

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