The Assistant Manager of Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing company, Baron Foods Limited, Mr. Riyad Mohammed, is down to address policy makers, private sector leaders, and agriculture officials at a one week forum in Barbados commencing Monday, November 2, 2015.
The second Caribbean and Pacific Agrifood Forum is aimed at strengthening the agrifood sector in Small Island Developing States, SIDS, and expanding their markets, while promoting agribusiness by sharing success stories and promoting linkages with tourism.
Mr. Mohammed has been invited to present on two main themes – “How to Create a Successful Agribusiness Company” , and “ The Caribbean Agribusiness Forum – Promoting agribusiness through value addition and product diversification in priority industries, Strategies for scaling up.”
For his first presentation he will join eight successful agribusiness leaders – three from the Pacific, three from Caribbean and two from Indian Ocean Commission countries.
For the second presentation Mr. Mohammed will be among six Caribbean Agri-Business leaders speaking on opportunities in Herbs and Spices for the export market.
The agri-business forum will be held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus and the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), St Michael, Barbados.
It has been organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation,(CTA), the Barbados Agricultural Society, the Inter American Agency for Cooperation on Agriculture, (IICA), and the Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme.