Moderator: Frits Ohler, Country Representative FAO Haiti

14:00 to 14:20




Welcome words:

  • Government of Suriname
  • Head CARICOM Secretariat 
  • Head FAO Regional LAC
  • Head IICA Regional LAC
  • Government of Haiti (Head of Delegation + General Consulate of Haiti in Suriname)


14:20 to 15:05

Session I: Haiti Agri-Food System


45 minutes


  • Understanding Haiti’s food and agriculture production system in Haiti: context, opportunities and advantages, vision (key policies and programs).
  • Le plan triennial de relance agricole (PTRA)
  • Haiti interfacing with the world in the aspect of food and agriculture production

Ministry of Agriculture Haiti


15:05 -15:20

Coffee/tea break


15:20 – 16:20

Session II: synergy between Haiti’s food and agriculture markets and the rest of the CARICOM


30 minutes


  • Le developpement des rapports commerciaux entre

Haiti et certains pays du CARICOM

  • Linking CARICOM Agriculture and Food Systems to the Haiti food and agriculture market, possibilities for interaction between CARICOM and Haiti. It includes agricultural services and trade of CARICOM to Haiti and vice versa.


Ministere de l’Agriculture
Nigel Durrant
Agricultural Trade Specialist, Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN)
CARICOM Secretariat

30 minutes

Case study:



16:20 - 17:20

Discussion and debate


15 minutes


Alfredo Mena, Country Representative for IICA Haiti + Nisa Surujbally: Programme Manager, Agriculture and Industry for the CARICOM)

45 minutes




Closing and advised next steps



Closing words:

  • Dr. Deep Ford
  • CARICOM / Desiree Field-Ridley
  • Government of Haiti


Rapporteur: Fransen Jean


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Participating Countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bahamas
  • Dominica
  • Guyana
  • Grenada
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago

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