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.
WHAT WE DO
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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- Hosein A, Paul C, Roach-Benn C, Borely J, Blair Thomas M, Fearon A. 2013. The Small Ruminant Industry in CARICOM countries with particular reference to Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.