Antigua and Barbuda’s Director of Agriculture, Gregory Bailey, emphasizes the vital role of water security in bolstering national food security.
As the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) unveils its 2022-2026 medium-term plan, Bailey highlights the need for innovative approaches, including renewable energy integration, rainwater harvesting, and enhanced water storage.
Craig Thomas, National Specialist for IICA in Antigua and Barbuda, stresses the importance of reducing food imports, given that they account for less than two percent of the country’s GDP.
Despite being one of the Caribbean’s driest nations, Thomas believes innovation and technology can overcome water challenges, with a focus on agro-processing and priority crops.
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