Caribbean Poultry Association (CPA)

The Caribbean Poultry Association (CPA) was established in 1999 to promote the development of the Caribbean broiler and table egg industries. Its activities revolve around the pursuit of four main objectives:

 

     
  • To improve the competitiveness of the industry
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  • To collaborate with Governments to improve public sector services to the industry
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  • To promote trade & domestic policy supportive of the industry’s development
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  • To promote and represent the industry in national, regional and international fora

The CPA was formally incorporated in Jamaica in April 2000 and is recognized by the CARICOM Council on Trade and Economic Development (COTED) as the voice of the regional industry. There are currently 18 members, 15 poultry companies and three national associations from nine CARICOM countries which altogether account for over 70% of the region’s production. The Officers of the Association are rotated on an annual basis.

 

     
  • President - Mr. Peter De Freitas - Chairman, Chickmont Foods Ltd. Barbados
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  • Vice President - Mr. Christopher Levy - CEO, Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd., Jamaica
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  • Secretary - Mr. Robin Phillips - Marketing Director, Arawak Ltd. Trinidad & Tobago
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  • Executive Director - Dr. Desmond A. Ali - Trinidad & Tobago

The CPA is also committed to the development of the regional agro industry and in this regard is a member of the following:

 

     
  • Caribbean Agri-business Association (CABA)
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  • Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC)
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  • Latin American Poultry Association (ALA)

 

The CPA recognizes the imperative of collaborating with national governments in this new globalized environment and seeks to work closely with our colleagues in the public sector to develop all our projects. We are also resolved to maximize the use of the resources available to the regional agro food sector to implement the Industry Development Strategy being pursued by our members. In this regard, we have sought support from technical and financing agencies such as CDB, CEDP, UWI, IICA, CPEC, CDE, EBAS, and the FAO.

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