First Citizens joined with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries and other members of the CARICOM agriculture, trade and investment fraternity to launch the second Agri Investment Forum & Expo at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. This event follows the success of Guyana’s Agri-Investment Forum and Expo held in May 2022, as CARICOM Member States agreed on continued discussions on agriculture and food security.
Group DCEO – Operations and Administration – Professor Sterling Frost who attended the Forum and the opening of the Expo stated… “CARICOM has a vision of reducing the regional food import bill by 25% by 2025 and this Agri Investment Forum and Expo is an initiative that will aid in the realization of this goal. The path to food security and nutrition, affordability and availability is critical for economic growth and development in our region and First Citizens is pleased to have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries on this venture as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the Communities within which we operate.”
The participation of First Citizens in the Agri Investment Forum and Expo is yet another demonstration of the Group’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in particular Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure and Zero Hunger.