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Linking with Agriculture for a more Sustainable Tourism Sector in Guyana beyond Covid

Event Date
Georgetown, Guyana


This virtual forum will seek to address how the Tourism Sector and Agriculture Sectors, working together, can create an enabling environment that spurs investment by stakeholders in their bid to create a sustainable Agritourism sector. Recognizing that this goal requires active participation by ALL stakeholders, the discussion will focus on how best to support communities to adapt and innovate during this pandemic, so that they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities that emerge from whatever the new normal offers.


Agriculture Month Theme 2020

"Investing in Agriculture for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development"


Fecha - Hora Actividad Expositores
Tuesday 27 October - 7:30 a.m. (Costa Rica) 9:30 a.m. (EST) Introduction and Welcome Moderator – Mr. Wilmot Garnett, IICA Representative in Guyana
The Impact of COVID -19 on the Tourism Sector in the Caribbean and Opportunities for Diversification through Strengthening Linkages with the Agri-Food Sector Presenter: Mr. Neil Walters, Secretary General (Ag.), Caribbean Tourism Organisation
Promoting Competitiveness and Market Access to Tourism for Private Sector Agri-Food Suppliers in the Caribbean Presenter: Ms. Isolina Boto, Head of Networks and Alliances , COLEACP
The Roadmap for Agri-tourism Development in Guyana Presenter: Hon. Oneidge Walrond-Allicock, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Guyana
Building agricultural production in Guyana in support of a sustainable Tourism Sector Presenter: Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture, Guyana
The Role of IICA in support of Regional Agri-tourism Development Presenter: Mrs. Ena Harvey, Representative/IICA Hemispheric Agro-tourism Specialist, IICA Delegation in Barbados
Q&A Session Moderator: Ms. Johan David, Agri-Business and Value Chain Specialist, IICA Delegation in Guyana
Closing Remarks


Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana

Hon. Oneidge Walrond-Allicock, Minister of Tourism, Industry & Commerce

Ms. Isolina Boto, Head of Networks & Alliances, Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee

Mr. Neil Walters, Acting Secretary

Mrs. Ena Harvey, Hemmispheric Specialist Agri-tourism / Representative IICA Delegation in Barbados

Mr. Wilmot Garnett, Representative IICA Delegation in Guyana / Moderator

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