World Food Day 16 October 2021

Food Heroes!

Citerina Atkins, CARICOM’s Youth Farmer of the Year 2021

We are celebrating World Food Day 2021 by highlighting some of our regional Food Heroes!


In 2018, Citerina walked away from her 9-5 job in the corporate world and began farming with her cousin and now business partner Roike Campbell.

Today, Citerina produces sweet potato, Scotch Bonnet pepper, Yellow yam and Irish potato for the local and international markets under the brand – Gerty’s agro produce. These are often intercropped with pumpkins, carrots and other short term crops.






To translate our vision into action, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) will focus its work over the next five years on the following Strategic Programmes


Key deliverables under those strategic programmes will enable the Institute to contribute, in the short term, to increases in food supply to the region, and in the medium term, to the stability of the agricultural sector, food and nutrition security and reduction in hunger and poverty. Such successes will, in time, enable CARDI to assist the sector in becoming a significant driver to the sustainable development agenda of the region.



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