Description/achievement of initiative
FAO has partnered with CARICOM through Letters of Agreement and joint projects to address a number of issues, including: food and nutrition security, agricultural health and food safety, land and water management systems and disaster risk management. Significant outputs from the collaboration include the formulation of a Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan for the Caribbean sub-region, the preparation of national food and nutrition security policies and action plans and the establishment of a Food and Nutrition Security Information and Early Warning Systems for the CARICOM sub-region. FAO has also partnered with CARICOM in the implementation of the ˜Jagdeo Initiative on Agriculture", a programme aimed at the alleviation of the key binding constraints to agricultural development in the Caribbean sub-region, through the provision of support as Lead Technical Agency for the constraints related to land and water management systems and disaster risk management.
FAO and CARICOM have also collaborated to:1. host the regional consultation on Policy and Programmatic Action to address High Food Prices in the Caribbean in June 2011; 2. Support to the establishment Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA); 3. Assist in the preparation and conduct of the Annual High Level Caribbean Week of Agriculture, hosted by a CARICOM country, and 4. Organize a regional workshop on the implementation and coordination of the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure