You are invited to Register for a Webinar on Food Security & Environmental Impacts (26 May from 1pm to 3pm) – jointly organised by the Faculty of Food & Agriculture, UWI STA, and the Catholic Commission for Social Justice/ the Archdiocese’s Ministry for Migrants and Refugees.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
· Chair, Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ/AMMR
· Welcome Remarks – Dr Mark Wuddivira, Dean, Faculty of Food & Agriculture
· Message from Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon
· Mr Ansari Hosein
The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
Topic: CARICOM’s food crisis! Improving capacity to sustainably feed the Region
· Reuben Hamilton Robertson
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
Topic: Food and Nutrition Security
· Dr. Lena Dempewolf
Ministry of Planning and Development
Topic: Managing Pollinators for sustainable agricultural production.
· Professor Judith Gobin
Dept. of Life Sciences
Topic: Sustainable harvesting of marine resources- seafood.
· Dr. La Daana Kanhai
Dept. of Life Sciences
Topic: Plastic pollution in the Caribbean: Why the concern?
· Dr. Gaius Eudoxie
Faculty of Food and Agriculture
Topic: Linking Food Security to Climate Resilience
· Mr Daryl Rampersad
Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT)
· Vote of Thanks – Darrion Narine, Project Manager, CCSJ/AMMR
Dr Mark Wuddivira, Dean, Faculty of Food & Agriculture, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Campus says:
“I think the combination of panellists will bring an exciting discourse and chart the way forward as we seek to develop a food system that is modern, strong, and resilient for sustainable food and nutrition security in a safe and secure Caribbean environment.”
Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & AMMR says: “This Webinar falls within Laudato Si’ Week, when the Catholic Church will be celebrating the 7th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si’, on care for our common home. Laudato Si’ Week runs from 22-29 May. As Pope Benedict XVI reminded us years ago: ‘The earth speaks to us, and we must listen if we want to survive’. Let us listen to the earth and act. Remember, there is no Planet B.”