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Characterization of family farming in the Caribbean

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Puerto España
Headquarters, Trinidad and Tobago
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Technical forum: Characterization of family farming in the Caribbean

Event Date: June 23, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Costa Rica’s time) / 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Trinidad and Tobago’s time)

Language: English with simultaneous translation to Spanish

City: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Information: Karol Alpízar (

Objective: To socialize the results of the study of characterization of family farming in the Caribbean carried out within the framework of the IICA’s Family Farming Flagship Project.


08:30Welcome words - Technical forum presentationSalvador Fernández - Director of Technical Cooperation from IICA and Gregg Rawlins - Representative IICA Office at Trinidad & Tobago
08:45-09:30Characterization of family farming in the CaribbeanDr. David Dolly - Consultant
09:30-09:45Insights about family farmingProf. Terry Tucker - CALS-IP at Cornell University
09:45-10:00Questions and answersKarol Alpízar, Agriculture and Food Security Specialist from IICA (
10:00Closing words


Dr. David Dolly

Agricultural Consultant who specializes in Agricultural Extension Practice and Extension Education. He holds degrees in Agriculture and Extension Education from the University of the West Indies and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He is a fellow of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. He recently retired from lecturing at the University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine but still supervises several post graduate students who are pursuing Masters and PhD degrees. His subject areas of teaching at UWI were Extension programming and practice, Rural Development, Gender Studies and Island Food Systems. He has been the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of the West Indies.

Dr. Dolly leads the newly formed Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers Network (CAEPNet) which has been ably supported by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS). As such, he is on the International Steering Committee of GFRAS. CAEPNet hopes to outreach the entire Caribbean soon.

Prof. Terry Tucker

Director of the undergraduate major in International Agriculture and Rural Development and the minor in International Development Studies; Co-Director of the Global Development Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program; Director, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and Associate Director of International Programs – CALS at Cornell University.

Prof. Tucker´s outreach activities focus on strengthening post-secondary agricultural education and the improvement of extension and advisory services (both public and private) in developing countries. Interacting with NGO-based development practitioners, extension educators, leaders of rural membership organizations and the private sector to help organize and strengthen long-term partnerships for agricultural and rural development in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

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