St. John’s Antigua- Agriculture officials say preparations are in the final stages for the country’s inaugural hosting of Caribbean Agriculture Week.
Communications officer in the ministry Wendy Tittle said organisers are 95 per cent ready for the hosting, slated for October 14 to 20.
She said they are conducting meetings on a day-to-day basis as the event draws near.
“The committees are putting the final details together, making a checklist to ensure that everything is in place,” Tittle said.
She added that excitement is in the air, as many within the ministry are eagerly anticipating the event.
The week of activities is intended to establish a link between agriculture stakeholders across the region. And it’s being dubbed the biggest event on the region’s farming calendar.
The week’s events, to be held under the theme “Celebrating youth and gender in agriculture…each endeavouring all achieving,” will include an exhibition, ministerial meetings and workshops.
The exhibition is to feature agricultural produce, their by-products and related services.
Patrons will also be asked to pay a $2 admission fee to enter the event, which will be held at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.