On a global scale, the world production of coconut oil has reduced, however, consumption of virgin coconut oil is increasing. What more is there?
Rising food prices and declining agricultural production levels in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations have caused growing concerns and alarm for food security.
The Caribbean week of agriculture was filled with great presentations, on trade, transport, value chain development, sustainable research and food security policy. However it should be noted that the fisheries/marine science and research fields were terribly absent.
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