FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Dr Chelston Brathwaite, has called for a new focus on local agriculture that will bring benefits including a reduction in the food import bill.
He said the new vision for agriculture should have a focus on making it an integral part of driving agro-related sectors of the economy, including tourism and others.
Brathwaite made the comments as he delivered the Methodist Church’s Seventh Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of national heroine Sarah Ann Gill at the packed Frank Collymore Hall last week.
He spoke about Social Justice And The Role of the Church In Agricultural Development. (RMB)