News Date: August 06 2016
Impressed with what he saw and heard over two days at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, Michael Hailu, director of the Netherlands-based Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), has challenged organisers to export the vast expertise in various sectors.
"I am very impressed with what I have seen and heard ... , about the determination of Jamaican farmers and the Government to transform the agricultural sector as an engine for food security, economic growth, and job creation, especially for young people.
"Jamaican farmers are leading the fight in the region to reverse the trend of high food imports, and the lessons should be shared with other countries in the Caribbean and elsewhere. CTA encourages exchange of lessons and experiences among farmers and entrepreneurs by supporting learning journeys and other forms of capacity building," Hailu declared during his address on Monday.