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IIAC/OAS PROJECT FOR STRENTHENING TOURISM/AGRICULTURE LINK TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT TUESDAY
February 01, 2006

A scheme to enhance the linkages between the Agriculture and Tourism in the country will be officially launched next week.

The project has been dubbed “Strengthening the Tourism Sector Through the Development of Linkages with the Agricultural Sector of the Caribbean.”

It is a collaborative effort between The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Organisation of American States which is providing the funding.

The goals is to promote increase linkages between tourism and agriculture that will create economic opportunities, build resilience in rural communities and enhance the sustainable development of both the tourism and agriculture industries.

The launching ceremony will take place on Tuesday 7th February at the University of the West Indies Conference Centre.

Minister of Agriculture Honourable Cedric Liburd and Senator Richard Skerrit will make remarks at the event.


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