The recently crafted, Food and Agriculture Systems Transformation (FAST) Strategy was discussed here on Thursday, 31st August, 2023, at a meeting of Ministers of Agriculture from the OECS sub-region.

The two-day summit opened with a Council of Ministers meeting at the NIS Conference Room, followed by a Panel Discussion today, 1st September, 2023.

The FAST strategy was recently launched in Grenada and was created to establish more efficient and sustainable methods for food and agriculture production, processing, and distribution, to offset rising food costs.

Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didicus Jules, said the FAST Strategy aims to transform the agricultural sector.

Dr. Jules said that the summit is expected to formulate a concrete plan for moving forward with the FAST initiative.

The session was culminated with a media briefing at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 31st August, 2023, at the NIS Conference Room.


SOURCE:  National Broadcasting Corporation

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