Jamaica undertakes major assessment of its food systems ahead of global UN Food Systems Summit

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Another important event tomorrow: the opening of consultations in Kingston on an assessment of Jamaica’s food systems – in other words, agricultural production and output. The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Planning Institute of Jamaica. You can watch the opening ceremony on the PIOJ’s Facebook page tomorrow (Tuesday, September 7) at 9:00 a.m. Jamaica time.

There are all kinds of issues associated with food, these days: there is not only food security (how are we going to feed ourselves?) but there is an environmental aspect (more and more so) to food production. Then there is food storage and food processing. Then there is food waste – a terribly important but often ignored issue. Just a couple of days ago I watched this very informative and thought-provoking featureon Al Jazeera on the latter topic, and I recommend it. There are solutions…

So, what…

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