Scientists, students, agriculturalists, researchers, farmers and others involved in the agricultural sector are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Caribbean Food Crops Society Meeting, which will take place from July 3 to 9, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The meeting is expected to bring together several stakeholders from the region, Latin America, the United States and Europe to discuss critical issues related to agriculture, food and fisheries, particularly ways of moving the sectors forward and highlighting some of its major achievements.

It is also an opportunity for science researchers, farmers and the like to exchange information on research and technology.

Among the topics to be discussed at the conference include Crop and Livestock production, Post-harvest Technology/Agro-processing, Land and Water Resources, Soils and Fertility Management, Fisheries Management, Agricultural Education and Extension, Marketing Economics and Policy Issues, Ecological Engineering, Sustainable agriculture, Climate Change, Pest Management and Food Safety.

Some 150 delegates from Barbados and the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States of America, and Europe are expected for the CFCS meeting. It is being coordinated by the Government of Barbados, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry and Small Business Development.

Further information on the Caribbean Food Crops Society (CFCS) Conference or details on the registration process and fees may be obtained by visiting the website http://www.cfcs2011barbados.org/. or by contacting the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry and Small Business Development, Graeme Hall, Christ Church; at 434-5031 or 434-5020. (AS/BGIS)


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